| 2019 – 130′ – Action / Fantasy –
A Franco-Brazilian co-production –
Written and Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles.
Starring Sônia Braga, Udo Kier, Barbara Colen, Thomas Aquino.
Official Selection Cannes IFF 2019, Toronto IFF 2019 and New York IFF 2019.
English and Portuguese with English subtitles.
A Kino Lorber release. |
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 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.