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Bacurau
Original title:
Bacurau
Slovenian title:
Bacurau
Section:
KINGS & QUEENS
Country, year:
Brasil, France, 2019
Length:
131
Directed by:
Kleber Mendonca Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Screenplay:
Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Cinematography:
Pedro Sotero
Music:
Mateus Alves, Tomaz Alves Souza
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Portuguese,English
Voting code:
Q
Cast:
Udo Kier (Michael), Sônia Braga (Domingas), Karine Teles (Forasteira), Chris Doubek (Willy), Barbara Colen (Teresa), Alli Willow (Kate), Jonny Mars (Terry), Brian Townes (Joshua), Antonio Saboia (Forasteiro), Thomas Aquino (Pacote), Julia Marie Peterson (Julia), Silvero Pereira (Lunga), Suzy Lopes (Luciene), Edilson Silva (Robson), Luciana Souza (Isa)
Awards:
Cannes 2019 (Jury Prize), Munich 2019 (Best International Film), Sydney 2019, Toronto 2019, New York 2019

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Description:
Flying saucers, duplicitous politicians and undercover assassins. A metaphor for present-day Brazil delivered as a dystopic western starring Sonia Braga and Udo Kier.
The population of Bacurau is very close-knit; they communicate with one another constantly, like when they announce the visit of the electorally motivated prefect. At which point, a series of curious events begins to unfold: the village has vanished from maps and satellite photos, mysterious bikers begin to appear, the local telephone network is cut off and a massacre takes place on a neighbouring farm. Under the cover of night and with the help of a drone, a group of heavily armed strangers prepare for the orderly yet enjoyable obliteration of Bacurau. But the village inhabitants won't go down without a fight…

"Bacurau is a nocturnal bird with excellent camouflage when it's on a branch. It's a short, punchy word that evokes the mystery of something that is there, in the darkness, alive but unseen, and that will only be noticed if it wants to be. The same is true of Bacurau the town: it is familiar with darkness; it knows how to lay low; in fact, it prefers not to be noticed. It says so on the highway sign. If you go there, go in peace." (Juliano Dornelles)