Quilombo (1984)




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Quilombo de Palmares was a real-life democratic society, created in Brazil in the 17th century. This incredibly elaborate film traces the origins of Quilombo, which began as a community of freed slaves. The colony becomes a safe harbor for other outcasts of the world, including Indians and Jews.


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The movie's scenery and costumes are by Luiz Carlos Ripper, who deserves special mention for having created a very particular, original world.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Fascinating, upbeat look at nation formed by escaped slaves has rich atmosphere and brilliant color.

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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