Kleber Mendonça Filho, the director of Aquarius, and collaborator Juliano Dornelles have come up with a politically loaded riff on The Most Dangerous Game scenario. It’s a thrilling blend of genre thrills and shocks, and smart satire.
Bacurau, a settlement in rural Brazil, is shaken by its matriarch’s death. But something strange is happening, the water supply has been cut off, and the village has disappeared from satellite maps completely.
Under threat from an unknown enemy, Bacurau braces itself for a brutal fight for survival.