Kino Lorber has released a new trailer for the upcoming thriller Bacurau, which involves the residents of a small Brazilian village who must band together to expel a group of mercenaries attempting to wipe everyone out. I had a chance to check this one out at last year’s New York Film Festival and loved how completely insane it is.
The film is directed by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho and stars Sônia Braga, Udo Kier, Karine Teles, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, and Silvero Pereira.
Bacurau opens in theaters March 6th.
A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community.