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The Strange World of Coffin Joe
Strange world of coffin joe
Brazilian title O Estranho Mundo de Zé do Caixão
Directed by José Mojica Marins
Produced by José Mojica Marins
George Michel Serkeis
Written by José Mojica Marins
Starring José Mojica Marins
Mario Lima
Music by Herminio Giménez
José Mojica Marins
Cinematography Giorgio Attili
Editing Eduardo Llorente
Genre Horror
Release date 1968
Country Brazil
Length 80 min
Language Portuguese
Preceded by
Followed by

Summary Edit

The Strange World of Coffin Joe is a 1968 horror film by José Mojica Marins. The film is a collection of three short films titled The Dollmaker (O Fabricante de Bonecas), Tara, and Theory (Ideologia)[1][2].

Despite the title, the character of Coffin Joe does not appear in the film. The hymn-like title song was written by Marins, and performed by Edson Lopes and Brazilian Samba band Titulares do Ritmo.

(1) The DollmakerEdit

Main article: The Dollmaker

A story about a local doll maker who is very popular for realistic dolls, which are made by his four beautiful daughters. A group of robbers, overhearing that the doll maker does not keep his money in a bank, proceed to attack the old man in his shop. The doll maker seemingly faints during the attack and the attackers try to rape his seductive daughters. Resistive at first, each of the women begins to notice the "beautiful eyes" of the attackers and become accepting and even encouraging of their advances. When the recovered dollmaker appears in the room, each daughter quickly and silently takes leave of their attackers, leaving them to be shot and killed by their father. The following scenes reveal that this is the technique by which the doll maker obtains the realistic eyes for his dolls. (18 minutes)

Main article: Screenshot gallery: The Dollmaker

(2) TaraEdit

Main article: Tara

A poor and unattractive balloon seller with a foot fetish becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman who he sees passing daily. He begins to follow her and observe her activities, when, watching her wedding, he sees her murdered. After being turned away from her funeral, he later returns and breaks into the mausoleum where her coffin is placed. Opening the coffin, he removes her burial wedding dress, has sex with the body and performs foot fetishism. After redressing her, he places a pair of beautiful new shoes on her feet, shoes that the balloon seller retained after she dropped them while shopping, hoping one day to return them to her.

Main article: Screenshot gallery: Tara

(3) Theory (Ideologia)Edit

Main article: Theory (Ideologia)

Psychotic professor Oãxiac Odéz (José Mojica Marins) invites a rival professor and his wife to his home, then imprisons them and submits them to a series of sadistic ordeals, starvation, and displays of shocking rituals involving sadism and cannibalism, in an attempt to prove that instinct overcomes reason and love.

Main article: Screenshot gallery: Theory


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External linksEdit

  The films of José Mojica Marins

At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul  •  A Praga  •   Adventurer's Fate  •  Awakening of the Beast  •  Embodiment of Evil  •  End of Man  •  Hellish Flesh
Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind  •  Fifth Dimension of Sex  •  D'Gajao Kills to Avenge  •  Demons and Wonders  •  Dr. Frank in the Fetish Clinic
Fatal Hours  •   God's Sentence  •  How to Console Widows  •  My Destiny in Your Hands  •  Perversion  •  The Virgin and the Macho Man
The Strange World of Coffin Joe  •  The Woman Who Made Doves Fly  •   The Prophet of Hunger  •  The Devil of Old Town  •   Strange Hostel of Pleasures
The Bloody Exorcism of Coffin Joe  •  The Marble Goddess  •  The Hour of Fear  •   This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse  •  Trilogy of Terror
Sex and Blood in the Trail of the Treasure  •  Women of the Violent Sex  •  When the Gods Fall Asleep

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