Even in that context, the Nordeste sentiment is markedly in the ascendant. Archived from the original on July 9, Auto da Compadecida by Ariano Suassuna. Retrieved June 6,
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A Dog's Will  Portuguese: Auto da Compadecida by Ariano Suassuna. The film wanders in and out of realism, commedia dell'arte and Morality Play but consistently holds the focus on the realities of Brazilian life in the s period when the original text was written.
A Dog's Will Theatrical release poster. Archived from the original on July 9, Archived from copadecida original PDF on March 1, It is based on the play of almost the same name by Ariano Suassunawith elements of some other of Suassuna's plays, The Ghost and the Sowand Torture of a Heart.
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CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt Articles containing Portuguese-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Odd and extravagant as this tacked-on scene is, it conveys the morality of the film better than the antecedent scenes since every character manages to reveal a saving grace as well as demonstrating the unforgiving harshness of the Nordeste environment which they all share and endure in different ways.
With becoming modesty he refuses to claim any personal virtues and turns down the Virgin's offer of a filje sentence but accepts instead the compassionate offer of a return to earth to 'sin no more'—but do not expect a pious conversion!
Retrieved June 6, In spite of plot variations, the film is extremely faithful to the comic spirit and moral ethos of its literary source, and remains a classic of Brazilian cinema with a faithful audience in the region where it filje set—an audience that knows every line, every jape and every twist of the busy plot.
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This page was last edited on 1 Juneat There the fate of the main characters is mercifully arbitrated by in a court-room contest between Satan and a black Jesus, with the Virgin Mary Fernanda Montenegro interceding as the Virgin in keeping with her prayer-book promise. It is the bride—now reduced to penury for the first time in her existence—who breaks bread with him while the others philosophise about Jesus's propensity to test the faithful and just in such a way.
Retrieved March 5, Even in that context, the Nordeste sentiment is markedly in the ascendant. It deserves to be better known worldwide if only for the performances without exception but requires, to some extent, a specifically Brazilian sense of context for its sympathetic appreciation.