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In a near-future Brazil, Teresa returns to her village after her grandmother's death and uncovers sinister events.


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'Bacurau' is undoubtedly one of the most unique, peculiar and interesting films of Brazilian cinema in recent years. Directors Kleber Mendonça Filho ('Aquarius') and Juliano Dornelles mix the current zeitgeist with the purest culture of northeast Brazil and add a pinch (of blood) of Quentin Tarantino and Glauber Rocha's cinema. The result is precisely a kind of catharsis of the spirit of our time, with a lot of social and political criticism. Without paths or easy answers, the feature film exposes open wounds. It is no wonder that 'Bacurau' was applauded standing at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received the Jury Prize.



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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 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 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.

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