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Not Rated | Action & Adventure, Mystery | 131 min
World Cinema, English and Portuguese with English subtitles
Rental Price: $12
This film is currently not rated by the MPAA, but it depicts scenes of extreme violence and is not for the faint of heart. Viewer discretion is advised.
Directed by Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho
Starring Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira
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.
Winner of the Grand Jury Award from the 2019 CANNES film Festival.
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A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community.
“A genre-busting entertainment that is at once a portrait of a community, a horror thriller and a timely piece of political filmmaking. Bacurau is one of those movies like Parasite… where you’re never quite sure which way it’s heading.” – John Powers, NPR
“A perfect blend of blistering social commentary and illicit genre-flick thrills.”– David Fear, Rolling Stone
“Utterly distinctive filmmaking, executed with ruthless clarity and force. A scream of satirical defiance. This is not just fantasy, not just symbolism – it is the shape of things to come.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian