Entranced Earth (Terra em Transe)

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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 supporting a conservative party leader, but then decided to support the liberal candidate. The liberal wins the election, but soon reneges upon his campaign promises. The disillusioned writer decides to stay out of politics and resume his writing. Unfortunately, his girlfriend convinces him to try to talk the country's leader into pursuing a particular direction. The writer is soon shot. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Entranced Earth (Terra em Transe)

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  • 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.

    Jan 15, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • One of the later entries (1966) in Brazil's short-lived Cinema Novo movement, applying New Wave pyrotechnics to popular and political mythology.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Entranced Earth (Terra em Transe)


This Brechtian allegory of huge cinematic and historical importance never feels obsolete considering that a lot remains unchanged when it comes to politicians and their twisted ethics, and it is a delirious and audacious film of spellbinding imagery with no diverting subtlety.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Rocha the anarchist...well,partially.The Autran-Lewgoy-Filho trio of compulsive reactions is more than enough for the disbelievers to continue watching an operatic motion picture way ahead of its time.Sure,it's a flashback but what a flashback that was!!!

Dimitris Springer
Dimitris Springer

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