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Bacurau (2019)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Colen ... Teresa (as Bárbara Colen)
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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Storyline

Set in the near future, the film follows Teresa (Bárbara Colen), who comes home to Bacurau, a village in Brazil's semi-arid sertão, to attend her grandmother's funeral. Upon her arrival, Teresa immediately observes signs that Bacurau is in dire straits. Basic amenities are in short supply, mobile-phone coverage is fading, clean water supply is dammed and the truck that brings potable water arrives riddled with bullet holes. It soon becomes apparent that the corrupt government has forsaken the village completely: not only has Bacurau been literally erased from the map, but its citizens are under attack. As the responsible close in, the villagers must prepare an organized resistance to avoid greater damage.

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Country:

Brazil | France

Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nighthawk See more »

Filming Locations:

Sertão, Brazil See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,503,806
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Udo Kier cried for the first time in his 50-year career in a premiere after Bacurau's Cannes big day. He stated it wasn't just because of the film itself but the whole experience of filming it. See more »

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Featured in Conversa com Bial: Episode dated 4 July 2019 (2019) See more »

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Maravilhoso
25 August 2019 | by srvoltaireSee all my reviews

If this movie doesn't compete for at least one Oscar I'll know it's because of prejudice against Brazil.


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