The Age of the Earth
|The Age of the Earth|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Glauber Rocha|
|Produced by||Glauber Rocha|
|Written by||Glauber Rocha|
|Based on||A Idade da Terra
by Castro Alves
|Starring||Maurício do Valle
Geraldo Del Rey
|Music by||Rogério Duarte|
|Cinematography||Roberto de Castro Pires
Pedro de Moraes
|Edited by||Carlos Cavalcante Cox
Glauber Rocha Produções
- Maurício do Valle as John Brahms
- Jece Valadão as Indigenous Christ
- Antonio Pitanga as Black Christ
- Tarcísio Meira as Military Christ
- Geraldo Del Rey as Guerilla Christ
- Ana Maria Magalhães as Aurora Madalena
- Norma Bengell as Amazonas' Queen
- Carlos Petrovich as the Devil
- Mário Gusmão as Babalawo
- Danuza Leão
- Paloma Rocha
Rocha started the film in 1975 and planned to shoot it in Los Angeles, and subsequently proposed it in Paris, Rome, Mexico and Venezuela, but was unable to obtain financial support. It was finally shot in Bahia, Distrito Federal, and Rio de Janeiro.
It was Rocha's last film and the one that caused the most controversy. Because it was produced by Embrafilme, a state company, during the Brazilian military dictatorship, it was boycotted by critics and "crucified at the 1980 Venice Film Festival", where it was nominated for the Golden Lion.
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