Trailer

Bacurau

Runtime
2hrs 11mins
Directed by
Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Featuring
Sônia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen
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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 online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen 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. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.

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Reviews
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Exhilarating. A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter.

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Manohla Dargis
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New York Times
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A perfect blend of blistering social commentary and illicit genre-flick thrills.

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David Fear
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Rolling Stone
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A gloriously demented (and lightly psychedelic) Western.

Review Author
David Ehrlich
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IndieWire