6 September 2019 | redd0487
One of the best from Brazil.
First of all, I must say it's a movie kinda easy to dislike, since it don't explain every single detail of the story. That's because it isn't a blockbuster film: it has a complex backstory that doesn't need to be explained (I'd say similar do Mad Max in that aspect). However, it doesn't make it a bad movie: it just leave the background for your imagination, and it perfectly sustains the main plot, which is very good.
The story is about a small Brazilian village, from the northeast region. It shows in a very warmth way how they deal with they daily struggle in a society that seems to be a bit of a distopy. The plot it general is a little bit of drama, Brazilian western, thriller and a pinch of syfy cult (mainly due the superb soundtrack, that is very psychedelic).
Also, it's kinda slow pacing movie, maybe similar to Tarantino (even in the violence). And with that I make my only negative point: the movie is too serious and a little bit of humour would've make it better. However, the pacing in general is very good.
Besides the OST, the pacing and the plot, it has a great photography and acting, that is very natural and human. As a Brazilian, I can say some of the Brazilian movies has bad dialogues, since some try to copy foreign movies; and that is one of the critics the movie does. Also, they criticise how Brazil devalues their own culture, although it's very rich (wich is a big paradox). The film itself shows a lot of culture from Brazil, specially from the countryside regions. Some would say the lines were cliche, but that's because how reality is in the Brazil.
In general, it's a great movie. A little bit violent and strange, but in a very good way. It isn't perfect, but it's very good and can serve as an example for future Brazilian movies.