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Bacurau (2019)

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After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bárbara Colen Bárbara Colen ... Teresa
Thomas Aquino ... Pacote / Acácio
Silvero Pereira Silvero Pereira ... Lunga
Thardelly Lima Thardelly Lima ... Tony Jr.
Rubens Santos Rubens Santos ... Erivaldo
Wilson Rabelo Wilson Rabelo ... Plinio
Carlos Francisco Carlos Francisco ... Damiano
Luciana Souza Luciana Souza ... Isa
Karine Teles ... Forasteira
Antonio Saboia ... Forasteiro
Sônia Braga ... Domingas (as Sonia Braga)
Udo Kier ... Michael
Buda Lira Buda Lira ... Claudio
Clebia Sousa Clebia Sousa ... Angela
Danny Barbosa Danny Barbosa ... Darlene
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Bacurau, a small settlement in Brazil's remote backcountry, is shaken by the death of its elderly matriarch. But something strange is happening in the village, and there's little time for mourning. The water supply has been cut off, animals are stampeding through the streets, and empty coffins are turning up on the roadside. One morning, the villagers wake up to find their home has disappeared from satellite maps completely. Under threat from an unknown enemy, Bacurau braces itself for a bloody, brutal fight for survival.

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It marks as the first time director Kleber Mendonça Filho shares directorial duties with a co-director. Juliano Dornelles wrote and directed the film along with Kleber Mendonça Filho. Dornelles previously worked as production designer on the other films directed by Kleber. See more »

Goofs

The character Domingas says "American music" when the song "True" by Spandau Ballet plays in the background. Spandau Ballet are in fact from London, England. See more »

Quotes

On A Signpost: Bacurau: If you go, go in peace.
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Featured in Conversa com Bial: Episode dated 4 July 2019 (2019) See more »

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Hard to define, surprising in many ways
5 September 2019 | by praescaioSee all my reviews

I don't like movies that are too formulaic, and I hit a jackpot with this one. I simply cannot ascribe it to genre. If I had to, the closest would be social satire. The movie to which it is most comparable is Relatos Salvages, and it is equally good. It is witty, violent and touching.


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Country:

Brazil | France

Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

19 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bacurau See more »

Filming Locations:

Sertão, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,691, 8 March 2020

Gross USA:

$58,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,463,910
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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