Xingu is definitively a great movie. Its storyline is based on the exploration, definition and protection of one of the world's largest indigenous territories. The most relevant aspect, however, is that the movie tells a story about the possibilities of comprehension between two radically different civilizations. The meeting can provoke annihilation through disease and violence, but can also mean enlightenment through cultural exchanges.
The three Villasbôas brothers start their quest as young, urban men who are looking for an adventure in the Brazilian hinterland. Adding to the discovery of natural wonders, they end up finding a cause worth defending. But the challenges are vastly overwhelming.
People will probably find out that the technical aspects of the movie are also very competently handled. Good script, nice photography and a very good camera direction. It's a must see for anyone interested in a great film with an unconventional perspective of a relevant Brazilian historical episode.
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