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 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


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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Udo Kier cried in a premiere for the first time in his 50-year career during 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 »


The water truck was shot up on the way to the village but a closeup shows rust seeping from the bullet holes, indicating that they've been in place for some time. See more »


Forasteira: What are the people of Bacurau called?
Little Boy: People!
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Written by Gary Kemp
Performed by Spandau Ballet
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decent brazilian movie.. Great social nudity scenes.
25 April 2020 | by surfisfunSee all my reviews

Glad I watched. For the ones who said tarantino would had shot this better are wrong, the scrip would have not be at this level and is not Brazilian. also he would have indulged in bad long monologues or dialogues and frankly he misses lot more then hits since pulp, this film im glad he didn't screw up.. do not read too much reviews , some scenes a bit too long but that is open to discussion . it is a mysterious movie too. udo good in this movie. enjoy .

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Release Date:

19 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bacurau See more »

Filming Locations:

Sertão, Brazil See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,691, 8 March 2020

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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