Coffin Joe: The Strange World of Jos Mojica Marins (2001)

Director
André Barcinski; Ivan Finotti

Main cast
José Mojica Marins

Genres
Documentary

Description
The first documentary on José Mojica Marins's (the legendary Zé do Caixão or Coffin Joe) life and work. The film tells Mojica's history, from his poor childhood in Vila Anastácio, São Paulo (Brazil), until his success abroad in the '90s.


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