Xingu

2014

Xingu (2014)

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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, Xingu reveals the struggle to create the Indian park and consequent preservation of an array of different Indian tribes, transforming the Villas-Boas into Brazilian heroes and giving rise to dialogues revolving around chronic problems in Brazil's history.(C) Breaking Glass

Cast

João Miguel
as Claudio Villas Boas
Felipe Camargo
as Orlando Villas Boas
Caio Blat
as Leonardo Villas Boas
Totomai Yawalapiti
as Guerreiro Kalapalo
Maria Flor
as Marina
Agusto Madeira
as Noel Nutels
Augusto Madeira
as Noel Nutels
Fábio Lago
as Bamburra
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Critic Reviews for Xingu

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

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

Mar 14, 2014 | Full Review…

We know how this story plays out wherever it happens, and halfway through, the film switches from Dances With Capybaras to an Exodus tale ...

Mar 11, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 14, 2014 | Full Review…

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