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Hans Staden

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Based on the real-life ordeal of a young German held captive for nine months by the Tupinamba Indians, this drama opens in 1550, when its titular protagonist (Carlos Evelyn) has just completed his journey to Brazil in the midst of Portuguese colonization. After his runaway black slave is brutally murdered, Staden is captured by a tribe of naked, painted cannibals who are enemies of the colonizers. Although he initially views his captors as little more than godless savages, Staden fights and hunts with...more

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