CAST: Barbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira DIRECTOR: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonca Filho VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | WATCH NOW
Set in the near future, the film follows Teresa (Bárbara Colen), who comes home to Bacurau, a fictional village in Brazil's semi-arid sertão, to attend her grandmother's funeral. Upon her arrival, Teresa immediately observes signs that Bacurau is in dire straits. Basic amenities are in short supply, mobile-phone coverage is fading, clean water supply is dammed and the truck that brings potable water arrives riddled with bullet holes. It soon becomes apparent that the corrupt government has forsaken the village completely: not only has Bacurau been literally erased from the map, but its citizens are under attack. As the responsible close in, the villagers must prepare an organized resistance to avoid greater damage.
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Part of what's exciting is how the filmmakers marshal genre in the service of their ideas, using film form to deflect, tease and surprise.Manohla Dargis, New York Times
While the story is genuinely surprising and unique once it gets where it's going, the diversions along the way make Bacurau more intellectually exciting than viscerally tense, even in that gory back half.Katie Rife, AV Club