Bacurau (Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho – 2019) B+

Good mixing of genre and themes in this rough, grimy, violent and excellent Brazilian film. It is not clear what it is going to be about till maybe a third of the way through. It’s like nothing else that I’ve seen. Sure it borrows from Seven Samurai and others I suppose but the location, a small town in Brazil, set in the near future (I think) and cast of impressive characters are unique. By the end of it the story it tells about a town standing up for itself in the face of invaders leaves quiet an impact.

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