Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-storey ... See full summary »
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Set in the near future, the film follows Teresa (Bárbara Colen), who comes home to Bacurau, a fictional 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.
Brazil's runner-up for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020; the official submission went to Invisible Life (2019). Both were deemed as favorites by audiences and critics. See more »
First of all, I must say it's a movie kinda easy to dislike, since it don't explain every single detail of the story. That's because it isn't a blockbuster film: it has a complex backstory that doesn't need to be explained (I'd say similar do Mad Max in that aspect). However, it doesn't make it a bad movie: it just leave the background for your imagination, and it perfectly sustains the main plot, which is very good.
The story is about a small Brazilian village, from the northeast region. It shows in a very warmth way how they deal with they daily struggle in a society that seems to be a bit of a distopy. The plot it general is a little bit of drama, Brazilian western, thriller and a pinch of syfy cult (mainly due the superb soundtrack, that is very psychedelic).
Also, it's kinda slow pacing movie, maybe similar to Tarantino (even in the violence). And with that I make my only negative point: the movie is too serious and a little bit of humour would've make it better. However, the pacing in general is very good.
Besides the OST, the pacing and the plot, it has a great photography and acting, that is very natural and human. As a Brazilian, I can say some of the Brazilian movies has bad dialogues, since some try to copy foreign movies; and that is one of the critics the movie does. Also, they criticise how Brazil devalues their own culture, although it's very rich (wich is a big paradox). The film itself shows a lot of culture from Brazil, specially from the countryside regions. Some would say the lines were cliche, but that's because how reality is in the Brazil.
In general, it's a great movie. A little bit violent and strange, but in a very good way. It isn't perfect, but it's very good and can serve as an example for future Brazilian movies.
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