Macunaima Poster

Release Date: 1969

DVD Release Date: October 31st, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Born a fully grown black man in a village in the Brazilian jungle, Macunaima (Grande Otelo) later magically transforms into a white man (Paulo José) before making an adventure-filled trip to the city of Sao Paulo. Once there, he becomes something of a dandy, falling in love with Ci (Dina Sfat), a revolutionary who dies in an accidental bombing. After robbing a ruthless industrialist, Macunaima returns to his village where he finds his newly acquired knowledge and possessions of little use.

Cast: Jardel Filho, Joana Fomm, Paulo José, Grande Otelo, Dina Sfat, Milton Gonçalves, Rodolfo Arena, Wilza Carla

Director: Joaquim de Andrade

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Instituto Nacional de Cinema, Condor Films, Grupo Filmes [br], Filmes do Serro

Keywords: 1960s, Offbeat, Hilarious