While traveling on vacation through the country of Northeastern of Brazil by bus, the American Alex Trubituan, his sister Bea Tribituan and their friend Amy Harrington meet the also foreigners Pru Stagler, Finn Davies and Liam Kuller after an accident with their bus. They follow a track through the woods and find a hidden paradisiacal beach. They decide to stay in the place drinking beer and dancing funk and parting with the locals and they meet the amicable Brazilian teenager Kiko. They are drugged with "Boa Noite, Cinderela" (Ruffies, literal translation: "Good Night, Cinderella" - a trick used by smalltime crooks to steal naive people) and when they wake up, they are practically naked, with all their belongings, clothes, money, jewels, passports, backpacks etc. stolen. They walk to a small village trying to find a police station, they get into trouble with the dwellers and they are helped by their acquaintance Kiko, who leads them to his uncle's isolated well-equipped cabin in the ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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When the tourists are hiking the morning after being robbed, Pru wears white flip-flops for a moment. No one else is wearing shoes. See more »
[careening recklessly through the countryside in a bus]
Are you having fun?
Am I the only one having a problem with this?
I don't know, I guess I'm used to it.
I just keep thinking about how far we must be from a hospital. You know, with doctors who operate instead of amputate?
Would you slow the fuck down!
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The horror genre is really turning off people to traveling!
Tourists in Brazil find themselves robbed, stranded, and now being led into a deadly trap. Enter some shady characters desperate for some black market body parts...
Turistas is a swiftly moving thriller that really grabs one from the beginning and only grows more intense throughout. At the same time the film really avoids the horror clichés very nicely and turns out a twisted and unpredictable story. While comparisons between Turistas and Eli Roth's Hostel are inevitable, this little horror ride actually has much more in common with the excellent 2005 horror film Wolf Creek. Much like that film, Turistas is a thriller that relies upon suspense and tension rather than on brutal violence and gore. Although it does have its share of cringe-worthy moments with some occasional graphic images. Also Turistas is slickly filmed in a kind of documentary style that makes the occurrences on screen all the more believable - and more startling. The filming locations are fantastic, the story is very edgy, the cast is solid, and the suspense is well-crafted.
In short, those that enjoy gripping horror films (like High Tension, Wolf Creek, Hostel, etc.) will find this film a worthy ride. It's one of the best sleeper-horror films we've seen this year!
*** 1/2 out of ****
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