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Devil Queen (The)

Brazil, Portugeuse, 100 mins

Original Title

A Rainha Diaba
  • Director: Antonio Carlos da Fontoura
  • Writer: Antonio Carlos da Fontoura; Plínio Marcos
  • Producer: Roberto Farias; Maurício Nabuco

CGiii Comment

It's difficult to take this seriously...with a motley crew of bad actors and the eyesore of 70s fashion.

With a psychopathic gang boss who just happens to be drag queen, it stretches credulity to breaking point

Throw in a screeching soundtrack - it is unlikely that you will see it through to its deafening end.


Trailer...

THE DEVIL QUEEN (Antonio Carlos da Fontoura, 1974) from Spectacle Theater on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

In Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, the homosexual drug dealer lord Rainha Diaba (Milton Gonçalves) decides to find a scapegoat to save his lover from the jail for traffic with students. His gang, under the command of Catitu (Nelson Xavier), uses the young pimp Bereco (Stepan Nercessian), but he escapes from the police siege and decides to break and rob the points where Rainha Diaba sells his marijuana, initiating a bloody war against the powerful dealer.

Cast & Characters

Milton Goncalves as Rainha Diaba;
Odete Lara as Isa Gonzalez;
Stepan Nercessian as Bereco;
Nelson Xavier as Catitu;
Yara Cortes as Violeta;
Wilson Grey as Manco;
Edgar Gurgel Aranha as Robertinho;
Lutero Luiz as Anao;
Geraldo Sobreira as Odete;
Kim Negro as Dentinho

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