by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade 1h50min Brasil 1969
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Film details

by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Macunaíma is a lazy anti-hero born black in Amazonas. After the death of his mother, he moves with his two brothers to Rio de Janeiro, but along his journey, he baths in a fountain and becomes Caucasian. Once in Rio, he incidentally meets the killer guerrilla woman Ci, who wears an amulet made of stone, and they fall in love for each other. They live together and a couple of months later, Ci delivers a black baby. While carrying a bomb for a terrorist attack in the stroller, the bomb explodes and Ci and the baby die, and the amulet vanishes. A very strong man finds the stone and Macunaíma tries to recover it. In the end, he returns to the jungle.

Status of the VoD copy


  • Grande Otelo : Le fils de Macunaíma
  • Jardel Filho : Venceslau Pietro Pietra
  • Dina Sfat : Ci
  • And with: Milton Gonçalves, Joana Fomm


  • Director Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
  • Scenario Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
  • Original work author Mário de Andrade
  • Photo director Guido Cosulich
  • Set Design Anisio Medeiros
  • Costume Design Anisio Medeiros
  • Sound Juarez Dagoberto Costa
  • Editing Eduardo Escorel
  • Producer Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
  • Production Compagny Condor Filmes, Filmes do Serro, Grupo Filmes, Instituto Nacional de Cinema (INC)

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1969
  • Release date for France06/17/1970
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguagePortuguese
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