|End of Man|
|Brazilian title|| Finis Hominis|
O Fim do Homem
|Directed by||José Mojica Marins|
|Produced by||Marciano Bley Bittencourt|
|Written by|| Rubens Lucchetti|
José Mojica Marins
|Starring|| José Mojica Marins|
|Music by||Herminio Giménez|
|Followed by||When the Gods Fall Asleep|
An mysterious man emerges naked from the ocean and at first people are frightened and flee from him. As he wanders through the town unclothed, he helps a woman in a wheelchair to walk by frightening her into running, then rescues a woman and her child from attackers when he startles them with his appearance.
He enters the well-decorated home of a woman with fashionable clothing. Seeing him, she goes to her wardrobe and chooses several pieces of her clothing which he puts on. The outfit includes an ornate turban, a sash, and a pointed baton. He walks through the streets of Santos dressed in this fashion, attracting increasingly more followers and admirers.
When he later stops in a church and approaches the altar to fill the chalice with holy water and drinks it, he is observed by a priest who utters "Finis Hominis." The strange man replies, "What?" The priest again states "Finis Hominis, the end of man."
When the protagonist is later asked his name by the police after he assaults a photographer, he pauses, then replies: "Finis Hominis."
He saves the life of an adulteress and that of a young girl while gaining more followers all over the country as huge crowds follow him through the streets. He soon gains a messiah-like status after appearing to resurrect a dead man who was actually suffering from catalepsy. Nuns announce that Finis Hominis has come to save the world. Leaders of other countries warn of his dangerous "supernatural powers."
He announces that the time has come for him to leave and eventually gives a farewell speech from a mountaintop, that is watched and listened to from all over the world.
In the final scene, two men in white uniforms see Finis Hominis approaching in the distance, and they seem pleased, saying, "Here he comes. I told you. He always returns." As the camera pulls back, it is revealed that the place Finis Hominis has returned to is an insane asylum.
- José Mojica Marins as Finis Hominis
- Teresa Sodré as Madalena
- Roque Rodrigues as Cavalcanti
- Rosângela Maldonado as The schemer
- Mario Lima as The lover
- Andreia Bryanas as Soninha
- Main article: End of Man (Finis Hominis): Screenshot gallery
|thumb|250px|Film trailer||thumb|250px|Film in video segments|