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A Deusa Negra (1979)

95 min | Drama, History

A Deusa Negra is a love story that spans two centuries. In 18th century Yorubaland, Prince Oluyole is taken prisoner in the course of internecine warfare fanned by overseas slave traders. He is sold into slavery in Brazil. In present day ...See moreA Deusa Negra is a love story that spans two centuries. In 18th century Yorubaland, Prince Oluyole is taken prisoner in the course of internecine warfare fanned by overseas slave traders. He is sold into slavery in Brazil. In present day Nigeria, at his father's deathbed, the young Babatunde promises to go to Brazil and search for traces of their once-enslaved ancestors. Beginning with a Candomblé ritual, his journey takes him ever deeper into this culture and, in a dream-like sequence, affords him a deeper understanding of his ancestors' suffering and powers of resistance. Balogun effortlessly links present with past, real with magical worlds and discourse with trance. The hypnotic atmosphere is also heightened by the music of the Nigerian drummer Remi Kabaka, which plays with repetitive patterns and distortions. See less
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Updated Dec 31, 1979

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Apr 18, 1980 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Jorge Coutinho
Oluyole Oluyole   See fewer
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Sonia Santos
Elisa / Amanda Elisa / Amanda   See fewer
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Zózimo Bulbul
Babatunde Babatunde   See fewer
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Léa Garcia
Priestess Priestess   See fewer
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Roberto Pirillo
Slave trader Slave trader   See fewer
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Neusa Borges
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Cléa Simões
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Kim Negro
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Chica Xavier
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Saturnino
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Vera Papua
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5.9 / 10 | 14 votes