Bacurau

Critic's Pick! Exhilarating. A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter.

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Bacurau

A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one.
Not Rated
Runtime
131
Language
Portuguese
Director
Kleber Mendonça Filho
Juliano Dornelles
Writer(s)
Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Cast
Sônia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima, Rubens Santos, Wilson Rabelo, Luciana Souza, Karine Teles, Antonio Saboia, Carlos Francisco
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Up until very recently, on the rare occasion a Brazilian film became popular outside of the country, it seemed to cater to a specific type of first-world fantasy – often one of Brazil as a hypersexualised free-for-all land where people gun each other down mercilessly. A type of dehumanising content ...

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