Behind the Sun (2001)

PG-13   |    |  Drama


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When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families.


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11 July 2003 | ulysis
10
| An absolutely must see movie for people who like human drama.
This is a wonderful portrayal of human pride and stubbornness along with love and duty. Most of the people in the western world don't understand what's shown here. It's not about glorifying violence but in certain cultures honor is everything and people would rather die than be dis-honored.

It shows the struggle between doing the right thing and doing the honorable thing. The struggle in Tonio between the duty and love. The "kid" Pacu steals the movie but the barren lands is just as much amazing as the movie itself. The cinematography adds just as much to the movie as the story. The same geography seen everyday seems so dreary but here it's so beautiful. All the characters are so helpless in their own situation and only two of them choose to break free. The girl and the kid. Yet they break everything apart what's holding the rest of them hostage.

It's a must see movie if you are one of those people who yearn for knowing more of what lurks inside our own hearts.

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Release Date:

1 May 2002

Language

Portuguese


Country of Origin

Brazil, France, Switzerland

Filming Locations

Bom Sossego, Bahia, Brazil

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,671 16 December 2001

Gross USA:

$19,861

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$805,755

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