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The Turning Wind
(Barravento)

by Glauber ROCHA

In a fishing village on the Bahia coast, the pai do santo (an authority in African rituals) maintains the population in a superstitious state. Young Aruan, chosen by Yemanjá (a sea divinity) can not have sexual intercourse. Firmino, a black man back from the city, rebels against the exploitation of his comrades. He decides to prove that Aruan is just like other human beings and gets a prostitute to help him. She seduces Aruan. After he has made love, he loses his powers and brings bad luck upon his family. Aruan leaves for the city, while the prostitute kills herself.

  • Titre français
    Barravento
  • Original title
    Barravento
  • Titre international
    The Turning Wind
  • Scénario
    Glauber ROCHA, José Telles DE MAGALHÃES, Luiz Paulino DOS SANTOS
  • Photo
    Tony RABATONY
  • Montage
    Nelson PEREIRA DOS SANTOS
  • Musique
    Washington BRUNO, Batatinha
  • Interprétation
    Antonio SAMPAIO, Luiza MARANHÃO, Lucy CARVALHO, Aldo TEIXERIA, Lidio Cirillo DOS SANTOS, Rosalvo PLINIO, Alair LIGUIRO, Antonio Carlos DOS SANTOS
  • Production
    Iglu Filmes
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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