根据巴西当代诗人João Cabral de Melo Neto的同名作品改编的电影，使用纪录片的拍摄手法创作一部故事片，有很多巴西东北部的美景及人们在艰苦环境中的忍耐和乐观，当然还能听到Chico Buarque de Hollanda的经典歌声。
The story of Severino, a man who tries to escape the misery and the drought prevailing in...展开the rural backcountry of the Northeast of Brazil. He heads for Recife, passing through desert and forest regions, expecting to find a better life.
Poetic movie, with lots of good music from Chico Buarque de Hollanda marvelously adapted from Joao Cabral de Mello Neto's masterpiece. From that time when TV used to respect our inteligence. The Film is adapted from an beautiful poem called "Morte e Vida Severina", about the life of a migrant worker in northeast Brazil, by Joao Cabral de Melo Neto.