Terra em Transe (Anguished Land)(Land Entranced)
Terra em Transe (Anguished Land)(Land Entranced) (1967)

This Brazilian example of cinema novo chronicles the struggle of a man deeply entangled within unstable and crooked politics. The story is told in flashback by a writer who explains how he got into his present situation. He had been… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1967
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Greenspun
New York Times

I have now seen enough of Rocha's work to know that I dislike it for its own sake, and not for the unfamiliarity of its locale and people or for the ritual obsessiveness of its themes.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

One of the later entries (1966) in Brazil's short-lived Cinema Novo movement, applying New Wave pyrotechnics to popular and political mythology.

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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader

Rocha's frenzied mise-en-scene, which borrows from Fellini, Antonioni, and European avant-garde theater, is so stylized and self-referential that it probably appealed less to the masses than to the left-wing intelligentsia it scrutinizes.

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Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A Brechtian allegory of cinematic and historical importance - and never obsolete, since everything remains nearly unchanged when it comes to politicians and… More
Dimitris Springer
Rocha the anarchist...well,partially.The Autran-Lewgoy-Filho trio of compulsive reactions is more than enough for the disbelievers to continue watching an… More