Macunaíma (Jungle Freaks)
Macunaíma (Jungle Freaks) (1969)

Macunaíma is a black native from the forests of Brazil in this satirical comedy. When he bathes in a magic stream, he is turned into a white man. He goes into town and becomes the lover of a female revolutionary. She is killed by her own… More

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: October 31, 2002
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

A funny, freewheeling melange of primitive myth and Busby Berkeley.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Its hippie politics are none too subtle. . . . Flesh Gordon elements don't help: Most of the women in Macunaíma are reduced to softcore conquests.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Macunaima is a strange 1969 Brazilian parable about the voracious appetites within us that never seem to be satisfied.

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Carlos Magalhães
A Brazilian surrealist movie based on a modernist novel, full of vibrant colors and bizarre characters in what is clearly supposed to be a political commentary;… More
Lucas Martins
Joaquim Pedro de Andrade's adaptation of Mario de Andrade's novel Macunaima, it's one of the best works of "Cinema Novo" movement,… More
Eric Broome
Q: Where do girls have the kinkiest hair? A: In Africa. If Alejandro Jodorowsky and Robert Downey Sr. had lobotomies and made a movie together, it might be… More