Glauber Rocha

1939 - 1981

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Glauber de Andrade Rocha (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈglawbeɾ d͡ʒi ɐ̃ˈdɾad͡ʒi ˈʁɔʃɐ]; 14 March 1939 – 22 August 1981), better known as Glauber Rocha, was a Brazilian film director, actor and screenwriter. He was one of the most influential moviemakers of Brazilian cinema and a key figure of Cinema Novo. His films Black God, White Devil and Entranced Earth are often considered to be two of the greatest achievements in Brazilian cinematic history, being selected by Abraccine as, respectively, the second and fifth best Brazilian films of all-time.Rocha's film possess a staunch avant-garde and experimental nature, making of him a seminal figure of the new wave. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glauber Rocha has received more than 122,694 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Glauber Rocha is the 477th most popular film director (down from 458th in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 184th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Brazilian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Glauber Rocha ranks 477 out of 1,580Before him are Jean Eustache, Nick Castle, Takashi Miike, Jack Clayton, Hal Ashby, and Nadine Trintignant. After him are Richard Lester, Elio Petri, Tony Gatlif, Sergei Yutkevich, Yves Allégret, and Paweł Pawlikowski.

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Among people born in 1939, Glauber Rocha ranks 170Before him are Susan Flannery, R. Budd Dwyer, Kathryn Joosten, Silvana Armenulić, Jerry Brudos, and Jason Miller. After him are Barbara Liskov, Ignacio Zoco, Paul Gleason, Hércules Brito Ruas, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, and Robert Herbin. Among people deceased in 1981, Glauber Rocha ranks 82Before him are Nargis, Carl Ludwig Siegel, Helmut Gröttrup, Victor Kugler, Ferruccio Parri, and Jean Eustache. After him are Ziaur Rahman, Walter Heitler, Lanza del Vasto, Norman Taurog, Bobby Sands, and Mostafa Chamran.

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Among people born in Brazil, Glauber Rocha ranks 186 out of 1,947Before him are Giovane Élber (1972), Félix Miélli Venerando (1937), Sebastião Lazaroni (1950), Jorginho (1964), Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales (1841), and Café Filho (1899). After him are Mazinho (1966), Venceslau Brás (1868), Vera Fischer (1951), Jair da Costa (1940), Wilson da Silva Piazza (1943), and Diane, Duchess of Württemberg (1940).


Among film directors born in Brazil, Glauber Rocha ranks 2Before him are Fernando Meirelles (1955). After him are Alberto Cavalcanti (1897), Nelson Pereira dos Santos (1928), Walter Salles (1956), José Padilha (1967), Bruno Barreto (1955), and Carlos Saldanha (1965).