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3.4/5 Filmow

Genre  Horror
Country  Brazil
5.7/10 IMDb

Director  Jose Mojica Marins
Duration  
Language  Portuguese
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Release date  27 November 1972 (1972-11-27)
Writer  Rubens Francisco Luchetti, Jose Mojica Marins
Initial release  November 27, 1972 (Brazil)
Cast  Jose Mojica Marins, Andreia Bryan, Rosalvo Cacador
Music director  Kelpson Correa, Leonardo Maluf
Screenplay  Jose Mojica Marins, Rubens Francisco Luchetti
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When the Gods Fall Asleep (Portuguese: Quando os Deuses Adormecem) is a 1972 Brazilian film directed by José Mojica Marins. Marins is best known for the Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe) film series. The film is a sequel to Marins' 1971 film The End of Man (Finis Hominis), in which the character of Finis Hominis, an influential, messianic culture figure turns out to be an escaped mental patient. Rather than the horror themes which Marins was noted for, the film, like its predecessor, is low budget black humored social satire.

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In this film, Finis Hominis (after returning to the asylum) again feels the need to escape the asylum in order to put right the world's increasing social unrest that he sees in the news.

Plot

Finis Hominis is a mental patient who is kept in an insane asylum, and is known for his occasional escapes from the institution, including the most recent episode during which Finis Hominis became a powerful world figure during the few days of his escape.

Again hospitalized, he sees in the news increasing social, religious, and political unrest in the world, and again feels the need to escape the institution to put order in the streets. He wanders through society, influencing and interfering in isolated incidents, correcting wrongs and exposing corruption primarily in a strictly accidental or coincidental manner.

There is also a parallel sub-plot regarding the impending closure of the asylum due to the cessation of funding from an anonymous benefactor.

Cast

  • José Mojica Marins
  • Andréa Bryan
  • Rosalvo Caçador
  • Maria Cristina
  • Nivaldo de Lima
  • Sabrina Marquezine
  • Palito
  • Amires Paranhos
  • Walter C. Portella
  • Araken Saldanha (as the voice of José Mojica Marins)
  • Roney Wanderney
  • References

    When the Gods Fall Asleep Wikipedia
    When the Gods Fall Asleep IMDbWhen the Gods Fall Asleep FilmowWhen the Gods Fall Asleep themoviedb.org


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