The setting is Tanga, a small miserable island with an illiteracy rate of 99%. The country is headed by Herr Walkyria Von Mariemblau (Rubens Corrêa). Each day, a copy of The New York Times is delivered to the dictator, the only such copy available on the island. After he reads each day's newspaper, he incinerates it to prevent it from falling into the hands of communist guerrillas, who covert the newspaper, sharing his belief that "knowledge is power."
Rubens Corrêa as Herr Walkyria Von Mariemblau
Elke Maravilha as Frau Regine de Regine
Cristina Pereira as Liga da Mulher Ideal
Henfil as Kubanin
Flávio Migliaccio as Partido Comunista Tanganês
The cast also includes Chico Anysio, Ricardo Blat, Zózimo Bulbul, Haroldo Costa, Daniel Filho, Jaguar, Ken Kaneko, Procópio Mariano, Hélio Pellegrino, Alan Riding, Joffre Rodrigues, and Fausto Wolff.
Golden Sun for Best Film (Sol de Ouro de Melhor filme pelo Júri Popular) at the Rio Cine Festival