Xingu (2014)

Xingu

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During their exploration of central Brazil in 1943, Orlando, Claudio and Leonardo Villas-Bôas encounter the Xingu Indians. Passionately interested by what they discover about the customs and social systems of the cultures they discover, the brothers make a home among them. When half of a village dies of an influenza epidemic, the brothers devote their lives to protecting the Xingu peoples, preserving Xingu culture and to the creation of a Xingu National Park. By retelling the brothers' saga, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Anna Muylaert, Cao Hamburger, Elena Soarez
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On DVD: Aug 25, 2014
Runtime:
Breaking Glass Pictures

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Cast


as Claudio Villas Boas

as Orlando Villas Boas

as Leonardo Villas Boas

as Guerreiro Kalapalo

as Marina

as Noel Nutels

as Noel Nutels

as Bamburra
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

In all, "Xingu" is a fitting tribute to the Villas Bôas vision.

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
New York Times
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We know how this story plays out wherever it happens, and halfway through, the film switches from Dances With Capybaras to an Exodus tale ...

Full Review… | March 11, 2014
Village Voice
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Ignore the jaded Village Voice critic. This is a compelling story about the key question of our age: the right of indigenous peoples to live in peace and freedom.

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
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