The Prophet of Hunger
Brazilian title O Profeto da Fome
Directed by Maurice Capovila
Produced by Odécio Lopes Dos Santos
Written by Maurice Capovila
Fernando Peixoto
Starring José Mojica Marins
Music by Rinaldo Rossi
Cinematography Jorge Bodanzky
Editing Silvio Renoldi
Genre Drama
Release date 1970
Country Brazil
Length 93 min
Language Portuguese
Preceded by
Followed by

The Prophet of Hunger (1970) (original title: O Profeto da Fome) is a Brazilian film by Maurice Capovila. José Mojica Marins portrays the character Fakir Alikhan[1][2].


Mojica plays Fakir Alikhan, the main attraction of a decadent circus that performs increasingly shocking stunts to attract an audience to their shows. One day, the ringmaster announces a performance in which Alikhan is to eat a young boy alive, but when the Fakir refuses to go through with it, the public revolts and sets fire to the circus. Alikhan and his girlfriend then depart for a village, where he is crucified in the public square. After a conflict with the priest of the city, Alikhan announces that he intends to go one hundred days without eating, while lying on a bed of nails for all to see.


  • José Mojica Marins as Fakir Ali Khan
  • Maurício do Valle as Lion Tamer
  • Julia Miranda as Maria
  • Sérgio Hingst as Dom José (circus owner)
  • Joffre Soares as Priest
  • Lenoir Bittencourt
  • Adauto Santos
  • Heládio Brito
  • Fuxico
  • Mário Lima


thumb|250px|Original trailer thumb|250px|Film on YouTube


  1. O Profeto da Fome Official site
  2. O Profeto da Fome IMDb profile

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

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.