Awakenings of the Beast Movie Review 1968

Information and Film Reviews for Awakenings of the Beast the Movie

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Documents the protracted sufferings of an LSD drug user who is beset with hallucinatory visions and is prone to fits of frenzied violence. Director Jose Mojica Marins (AKA Coffin Joe) steps out of his Ze do Ciaxia character in this disjointed mix of drugs and sex intercut with Mojica Marins himself on trial for his offensive movies, followed by a case study on drugs and sexual behavior. By the end of the movie, there is a point--that drugs aren't the cause of evil behavior--but it's very painful getting there. In Portugese with English subtitles.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.
Originally from Brazilian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 1960s, B/W & Color Combos
Screenplay
Jose Mojica Marins, Rubens Francisco Lucchetti
Cast
Jose Mojica Marins, Sergio Hinst, Andrea Bryan, Mario Lima
Cinematography
Giorgio Attili
Director
Jose Mojica Marins

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