MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 24,436 this week

Birdwatchers (2008)
"BirdWatchers - La terra degli uomini rossi" (original title)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 608 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 49 critic

When a tribe of indigenous Guarani Indians attempts to re-inhabit their ancestral land, which lies on the border of a wealthy landowner's fields, tensions escalate.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

A-C
a list of 38 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 975 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 94 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Birdwatchers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Birdwatchers (2008)

Birdwatchers (2008) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Birdwatchers.
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While stars and planets move through the sky of São Paulo, randomly shooting their magic, men and women ask what will become of their dreams and desires. Gil is married and alone. Lydia ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Alberto Riccelli
Stars: Bruna Lombardi, Malvino Salvador, Juca de Oliveira
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated coastal town, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody are forced apart. Kimi must find the strength to let go of what he loves the most.

Director: Armagan Ballantyne
Stars: Isaac Barber, Hato Paparoa, Melanie Mayall-Nahi
Toomelah (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a remote Aboriginal community, 10 year old Daniel yearns to be a gangster, like the male role models in his life. Skipping school, getting into fights and running drugs for Linden, who leads the main gang in town.

Director: Ivan Sen
Stars: Daniel Connors, Christopher Edwards, Michael Connors
Caught Inside (2010)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Surfing charters are meant to be a trip to Paradise. With six male surfers stuck on a boat, there's bound to be some friction. When two of the surf crew are replaced at the last minute with... See full summary »

Director: Adam Blaiklock
Stars: Ben Oxenbould, Daisy Betts, Sam Lyndon
Dreams Lost, Dreams Found (TV Movie 1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young American widow is mysteriously drawn to a historic castle in the Scottish Highlands...and finds herself at the center of a 200-year old ghost story.

Director: Willi Patterson
Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, David Robb, Charles Gray
Not by Chance (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three control freaks lose the people they love.

Director: Philippe Barcinski
Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Leonardo Medeiros, Letícia Sabatella
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Jorge
Stars: João Miguel, Fabiula Nascimento, Babu Santana
Tender I (2013)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A big hearted community celebrates life by fronting up to death. Description Set against the stunning backdrop of the industrial seaside town of Port Kembla, a feisty and resilient ... See full summary »

Director: Lynette Wallworth
Birdwatchers (2013)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The son of a taxidermist longs for the love of the coffee barista he's stalking until one night while watching her from the bushes he finds another woman stalking him.

Director: Thomas Wingerd
Stars: Christian Thierens, Scott Leslie, Courtney Murray
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The photographer Cauby moves and settles down in a small town in the countryside of Pará. When he meets the model Lavínia, who is the wife of Pastor Ernani, they have a torrid love affair. ... See full summary »

Directors: Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca
Stars: Camila Pitanga, Gustavo Machado, Zécarlos Machado
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The fifth film in the documentary series about the lives, hopes and dreams of three lively, working class Adelaide girls since they were fourteen in 1976.

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Kerry Carlson, Diana Doman, Josie Petersen
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams.

Directors: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas
Stars: Sandra Corveloni, João Baldasserini, Vinícius de Oliveira
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Roberto
Alicélia Batista Cabreira ...
Lia
...
Beatrice
Pedro Abrísio da Silva ...
Osvaldo
Matheus Nachtergaele ...
Dimas
Ambrósio Vilhava ...
Nádio
Ademilson Concianza Verga ...
Irineu
...
Moreira - the farmer
Eliane Juca da Silva ...
Mami
Fabiane Pereira da Silva ...
Maria
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taiane Arce ...
Kinha
César Chedid ...
Farmer
Temily Comar ...
Maria's friend
Nelson Concianza ...
Nhanderu
Luciane da Silva ...
Rosália
Edit

Storyline

A boat with tourists is sailing up the river through the jungle. Suddenly they come face-to-face with Indians, naked apart from their paint, with self-made weapons at the ready. The tourists sail on excitedly. The Indians put on their jeans and collect their daily wages. The Guarani, one of Brazil's oldest Indian communities, are forced to live in a reservation. A small group of Guarani decide to leave the reservation and settle in a traditional territory that has belonged to white men for several generations. The clash between two conflicting cultures is conceived as a suspense story with mystical elements. The actors are real Indians with no actor training. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

28 November 2008 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Birdwatchers  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[last lines]
Osvaldo: I won, you lost!
See more »

Soundtracks

O gloriosa virginum
Composed by Domenico Zipoli
Performed by Coro de niños cantores de Córdoba, Affetti Musicali (Buenos Aires) and Ensemble Elyma
Conducted by Gabriel Garrido
Published by K617
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amazonian clash-of-cultures......
20 March 2012 | by (Salisbury, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I try to watch all World cinema films shown for free on BBC4 and BirdWatchers was no exception. Within two minutes I'd fallen in with it, its relevancy - and irreverence.

From the opening tourist-pleasing shots to when this group of indigenous Guarani Indians put on T- shirts and board trucks to go look for work, I knew that this film had attitude and was worth sticking with. A natural wicked humour shone through from the non-professional cast, as if unscripted.

Yes, I found the suicides difficult to cope with and their subsequent cool treatment. I also found the attempts of conveying spiritual and religious interjections, with juddery camera work and awkward sound effects off-putting and misplaced.

Leaving the Reservation that's set aside for them and illegally making camp on sacred ground that's now fenced off and deforested, they fall foul of the European landowner. The landowner's children do nothing all day except swim where they like - and upsetting rituals of the tribes-people and riding scooters. They're spoilt and brattish. One of the teenage girls taunts and tries to seduce the trainee shaman, whose devout law is not to sully himself with pleasures of the flesh, let alone from another race, and definitely not from a family seen as an enemy. He's often torn with both his tribal responsibilities and his attractions for the girl. Some of these scenes don't really work very well but I suppose they did convey youthful apprehensions.

Later in the film there were quite a few skirmishes between groups and I have to confess I lost track of who/what and why they were doing what they were. It seemed to end on a frenetic note and a stark written epilogue flashes up, that is both sobering and alarming. There is no doubt a huge political and ecological message within the film's 100 minutes and largely this has been put across as best it can. Certainly better than a western documentary maker spending a month only focusing on the juicy bits and it's a pity that more people won't get to see it

  • and to learn and appreciate this people's plight.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Excellent film adamroffman2000
Discuss Birdwatchers (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?