COFFIN JOE: THE STRANGE WORLD OF MOJICA MARINS

By Andre Barcinski , Ivan Finotti

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Documentary - Completed 2001


    • Year of production
    • 2001
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 66 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andre Barcinski , Ivan Finotti
    • Writer(s)
    • Andre Barcinski , Ivan Finotti
    • Synopsis
    • This is the first feature-length documentary about the life and career of José Mojica Marins, Brazil's most famous, idosyncratic and radical artist. Mojica Marins is widely regarded as an auteur of horror.
      Often considered as one with his creation , the peerless character Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe), a true icon of horror movies and ultimate evil character.
      In a career that covers half a century, Mojica directed over 40 features, as well as over 100 feature films. He also created comic books, plays, TV shows, radio programmes and even recorded a Samba record.
      Mojica is the most censored filmmaker in Brazilian Cinema History. Several of his films were banned by the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil between 1964 and 1985.
      This documentary presents Mojica's version of his story, from his impoverished childhood in the suburbs of São Paulo, to the international recognition as one of the world's greatest horror directors.
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