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Coming of Age, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Portuguese (English subtitles)
Director Walter Salles' drama weaves elements of magical realism into an often brutal tale of a blood feud taken to extremes. Set in 1910, in a remote part of Brazil, there has been a continuing, yet strangely honourable series of tit-for-tat killings between the Brevese and Ferreiras clans over a piece of land. Once Tonio kills one of the Ferreiras, he becomes a marked man and, though expected to accept his fate, begins to question the slaughter, especially as it will consign his younger brother to a similar fate - doubts that grow after he falls in love with a beautiful circus performer.
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