Bacurau (Nighthawk)

Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles

A young woman returns home to the small and remote Bacurau for the funeral of her hometown’s matriarch. The inhabitants of the town are plagued: the new major has shut down the water supply, there are barely any medicines left. On TV, executions from far-off cities are broadcast, a drone hovers over the village and mysterious bikers appear. Contact to the outside world breaks off and one night, horses gallop through the streets, just like a bad omen.

Not far away, Michael (Udo Kier) leads safari-hunters through the area. Money and privilege give them access to everything they can think of. They get closer to the colourful, utopian society, where everyone is regarded the same. A confrontation of humanity, post-colonial structures, blanc capitalism and imperialistic cleansing appears inevitable.

24. April 2020

18:00 h, Volksbühne im Großen Hirschgraben

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Regie Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Year BRA 2019
Category Internationales Programm Macht
Duration 132 min
Language OmeU
Produktion Saïd Ben Saïd, Emilie Lesclaux, Michel Merkt
Cast Bárbara Colen, Sonia Braga, Udo Kier, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereir
Camera Pedro Sotero
Script Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Schnitt Eduardo Serrano
Musik Tomaz Alves de Souza, Mateus Alves


Jury prize in Cannes [trigger warning: murder, explicit violence]
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