O Rei Da Vela (1983)

Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
    5
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

This film is a mix of 1971 footage of Jose Martínez-Correía's stage production of O Rei da Vela, and three additional years of shooting between 1979-1982, the whole put together in a series of somewhat arbitrary images. Although the story behind this bewildering film is based on a man who sells candles and gets involved both with the Brazilian rural aristocracy and the Americans, the principle director and writer of Rei Da Vela, Martínez-Correía (with Noilton Nuñes) has modified this basic plot. He has combined a history of his own fight for freedom of expression. (Martínez-Correía was exiled to Europe for a few years at the beginning of the 1970s for his political activities).