• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

“Bacurau” is a Brazilian western thriller film released in 2019. The movie is set in a small village called Bacurau, located in the Brazilian outback. The residents of the village are thrown into turmoil when they discover that their community has been removed from all maps and that strange, violent events are occurring in the area. As tensions rise, the villagers must band together and fight to protect their way of life from mysterious and deadly forces.


“Bacurau” is a thrilling and intense film that expertly blends elements of western, horror, and science fiction genres. The direction by and is top-notch, and they create a vivid and immersive world that draws the audience into the story. The performances by the ensemble cast are fantastic, and they bring depth and authenticity to their characters. The movie's use of political subtext and social commentary adds another layer of depth to the already engaging story.


“Bacurau” was a major award contender and won several prestigious awards. The movie won the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded Best International Film at the Munich Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2021 Academy Awards.


“Bacurau” received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and has become a cult favorite in the thriller genre. The film has a 7.5/10 rating on IMDb and a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Its unique blend of genres, compelling story, and stunning visuals have made it a favorite among film enthusiasts. Despite its foreign language and relatively low profile, “Bacurau” is a must-see for anyone who enjoys thought-provoking, intense cinema.

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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