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Quilombo (1984)  link to Quilombo on IMDb  

Number: 149

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IMDb Rating:
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6.7/10 (343 votes)

Country: Portuguese, 119 minutes

Spoken Languages: Portuguese

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Carlos Diegues

Cast: Chico Díaz (as Anunciação), Daniel Filho (as Fernão Carrilho), Bené Batista (as Ibualama / Xangô), Jonas Bloch (as Samuel), Zózimo Bulbul (as Stone Man)

Medium: VHS tape,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: Palmares is a 17th-century quilombo, a settlement of escaped slaves in northeast Brazil. In 1650, plantation slaves revolt and head for the mountains where they find others led by the aged seer, Acotirene. She anoints one who becomes Ganga Zumba, a legendary king. For years, his warriors hold off Portuguese raiders; then he agrees to leave the mountains in exchange for reservation land and peace. It's a mistake. Zumbi, a warrior whose mother was killed by Portuguese and who spent 15 years with the Whites, stays in the mountains to lead Palmares. In 1694, the Portuguese import a ruthless captain from São Paulo to lead an assault on the free Blacks. Can Zumbi keep Palmares free?

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Unknown

Apr 26, 2017