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World Cinema

BACURAU

Year 2019
Runtime 131 mins
Language Portuguese, English
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
Sep 19
9:15 PM Globe Cinema - Up
A scrumptious cocktail of an end of the world battle dipped in blood soaked Spaghetti Westerns and garnished with political and sci-fi elements.

In the near future, the small isolated town of Bacurau becomes a setting for an epic battle for the ages. The inhabitants of the town are already struggling with lack of water and feel they are forgotten, a fact confirmed when they discover that their town is erased from the internet. The arrival of a few strangers jolts them into a heightened state of alert and soon they find themselves under attack from an international group of killers led by the experienced killer Micheal (Udo Kier). The killers are expecting easy prey but they aren’t aware of the town’s history or the residents’ usage of psychotropic drugs. The locals, led by Domingas (the legendary Sônia Braga), dig in and prepare for a bloody carnage.

Winner of a Jury Prize at Cannes, BACURAU is a smart multi-layered political allegory that is dressed in an exciting range of genres with references to Sergio Leone and John Carpenter’s films.

Written by Sachin Gandhi

Countries

Brazil France
Awards
Cannes Film Festival, Jury Prize, Munich Film Festival, Best International Film
Festivals
Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Munich International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival
Director
Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho
Producer
Saïd Ben Saïd, Emilie Lesclaux, Michel Merkt
Screenwriter
Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Cinematographer
Pedro Sotero
Editor
Eduardo Serrano
Music
Mateus Alves, Tomaz Alves Souza
Cast
Udo Kier, Sônia Braga, Karine Teles, Alli Willow