Bacurau

A Brazilian film directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho and Juliano Dornelles. Bacurau is a fictional village in a town called Serra Verde in Brazil. The matriarch of the town Carmelito dies at age 94 and everyone gathers for her funeral including her grand daughter Teresa (Barbara Colen) who has come from abroad. Then strange things start happening in the village. The local politician from Serra Verde one Tony Jr. comes a calling to the village but gets a cold response. That is because he has dammed the water supply to the village, which now has to depend upon the tanker coming to supply water to the village. Then suddenly the cell signals go off, power supply goes off, the water tanker is shot at with bullets, all the while the villagers are clueless as to what is happening. There are drones to be seen near the village and more villagers are killed. Horses are left loose onto the village. In the end it is a fight to the finish. They recruit the help of Lunga (Silvero Pereira) who is a gangster but unreconciled with the villagers. Ending is a Quentin Tarantino style shoot out which is quite brilliant. The story is well made, characters are all fine, there is suspense until the very end. Most of the characters are germane to the story. 


This film won the Jury prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. 

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