Where the River Runs Black is a 1986 film directed by Christopher Cain. The screenplay was written by Neal Jimenez and Peter Silverman, based on the novel Lazaro by David Kendall.
The film was entirely shot in Brazil, mostly in Belém and Rio Negro, Manaus.
Father O'Reilly, an older priest, tells the story of Father Mahoney, Eagle Woman, and their son Lazaro. It's magic realism in the Amazon. Mahoney is a radical priest who ventures upstream where the river runs black. He encounters the beautiful and enchanting Eagle Woman, who can change from a dolphin to a woman. A few years later, their child Lazaro witnesses inter-loping gold prospectors commit a brutal and traumatizing murder. He goes to the city in Father O'Reilly's care, and there he sees the murderer, who's a politician. Lazaro seeks revenge, which puts him in further danger. He runs back into the jungle, where the dolphins may be his best hope for help. Director: Christopher Cain.
Cast: Charles Durning, Alessandro Rabelo, Ajay Naidu, Divana Brandão, Peter Horton, Castulo Guerra, Conchata Ferrell, Dana Delany, Chico Díaz, Marcelo Rabelo, Ariel Coelho, Paulo Sergio Oliveira, Mario Borges, François Thijm, Geraldo Salles. USA, 1986.
Language: English, Russian. Download Where the river runs black.