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
|Regie||Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles|
|Category||Internationales Programm Macht|
|Produktion||Saïd Ben Saïd, Emilie Lesclaux, Michel Merkt|
|Cast||Bárbara Colen, Sonia Braga, Udo Kier, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereir|
|Script||Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles|
|Musik||Tomaz Alves de Souza, Mateus Alves|
Jury prize in Cannes
[trigger warning: murder, explicit violence]
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