O Amuleto de Ogum (1975)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |  
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Ogum is one of the deities of Brazil's many voodoo-related folk religions. This story is narrated by an ubiquitous folk singer and tells of a young boy whose mother arranges for him to have an amulet bearing Ogum's blessings which would make him immune to gunfire. The amulet apparently works, for the boy becomes a member of a mobster's hit-team and then joins with a group of people who resist his original employers. He is betrayed by a woman who, ironically, possesses a similar amulet of her own.

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bad-guy-vs-bad-guy, betrayal, gangster, religion, songwriter, supernatural-powers, voodoo