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In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
João Miguel ...
Claudio Villas Boas
Felipe Camargo ...
Orlando Villas Boas
Leonardo Villas Boas
Maiarim Kaiabi ...
Awakari Tumã Kaiabi ...
Adana Kambeba ...
Tapaié Waurá ...
Totomai Yawalapiti ...
Guerreiro Kalapalo
Maria Flor ...
Augusto Madeira ...
Noel Nutels
Fábio Lago ...


In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a fantastic and incredible saga. Soon start to lead the expedition that opens new paths 1,500 km, navigates over 1,000 miles of unspoilt rivers, opens 19 airfields for airplanes Army, gives rise to the creation of 43 towns and 14 make contact with wild Indian tribes, unknown, as the Xavante, courageous and feared warriors, no casualties on both sides. This adventure allows the Villas Boas brothers the creation of the Xingu National Park, the first major Amerindian reservation in Brazil, the size of Belgium, transforming them into true contemporary heroes . Written by gabrieljpereira-artvideovirtual

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Excellent movie!
10 April 2012 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

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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