The Red Light Bandit
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The Red Light Bandit (Portuguese: O Bandido da Luz Vermelha) is a 1968 Brazilian crime film directed by Rogério Sganzerla, inspired by the crimes of the real-life burglar João Acácio Pereira da Costa, known as the "Red Light Bandit" (Bandido da Luz Vermelha). The film is a representative work of cinema marginal. Sganzerla was 21 years old when he directed it.
|The Red Light Bandit|
Original Brazilian release poster
|Directed by||Rogério Sganzerla|
|Produced by||José da Costa Cordeiro|
José Alberto Reis
|Written by||Rogério Sganzerla|
|Narrated by||Hélio Aguiar|
|Music by||Rogério Sganzerla|
|Edited by||Silvio Renoldi|
|Distributed by||Sagres Filmes (VHS release)|
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Jorge, a São Paulo house burglar, nicknamed by the press the "Red Light Bandit", baffles the police by using peculiar techniques. Always carrying a red flashlight, he rapes his victims, has long dialogues with them and makes daring escapes. Afterwards, he spends the profits of his crimes.
He has an affair with the femme fatale Janete Jane, meets other burglars, a corrupt politician and gets betrayed. Pursued and cornered, he commits suicide.
- Paulo Villaça as Jorge, the Red Light Bandit
- Helena Ignez as Janete Jane
- Luiz Linhares as police officer Cabeção
- Pagano Sobrinho as J.B. da Silva
- Roberto Luna as Lucho Gatica
- José Marinho as Tarzan
- Ezequiel Neves as Reporter
- Sérgio Mamberti as Homosexual
- Renato Consorte as TV host
- Sérgio Hingst as Millionaire
- Lola Brah as Rich Woman
- Antonio Lima as Gangster
- Ozualdo Candeias as Criminal
- Maurice Capovilla as Gangster
- Carlos Reichenbach as Gangster
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Awards and nominationsEdit
- Best Costume
- Best Director
- Best Editing
- Best Film
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