• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

Bacurau is a Brazilian Western movie directed by and . The movie is set in the near future in the remote village of Bacurau, located in the Northeast region of Brazil. The village is struggling to survive due to the lack of government support, and the residents are facing a shortage of water.

One day, the village disappears from all maps, and strange things begin to happen. The residents are being targeted by a group of wealthy Americans, who are on a hunting trip in the area. The residents must band together to protect their village and their way of life.


Bacurau is a unique and thought-provoking movie that combines elements of Western, sci-fi, and social commentary. The movie explores themes of imperialism, colonization, and class struggle, and it does so in a way that is both entertaining and informative.

The movie is well-directed and well-acted, with strong performances from the entire cast. The cinematography is also excellent, and the movie does a great job of capturing the beauty and harshness of the Brazilian landscape.

One of the strengths of Bacurau is its ability to balance the serious themes with moments of humor and levity. The movie also has some thrilling action scenes that keep the audience on the edge of their seats.


Bacurau has won several awards, including:

  • Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival (2019)
  • Best International Film at the Munich Film Festival (2019)
  • Best Foreign Film at the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (2020)
  • Best International Film at the Gotham Awards (2021)
Directed by , ,
Produced by Emilie Lesclaux Saïd Ben Saïd Michel Merkt
Written by
Starring , , ,, , ,
Music by Mateus Alves Tomaz Alves Souza
Cinematography Pedro Sotero
Edited by Eduardo Serrano
CinemaScópio Produções SBS Productions Globo Filmes Símio Filmes Arte France Cinema Canal Brasil Telecine
Distributed by Vitrine Filmes (Brazil) SBS Distribution (France)
Release date 15 May 2019 (Cannes) 29 August 2019 (Brazil) 25 September 2019 (France)
Running time 132 minutes
Countries Brazil France
Languages Portuguese English
Box office $3.5 million

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