BEHIND THE SUN | 2001

Drama, Adaptation
Set in the Brazilian badlands in 1910, the story is about two families locked into a deadly feud.
Director: Walter Salles
Awards: 1 Golden Globe nomination. Another 1 win & 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Tonho Breves

Actor

... Father Breves

Actor

... Pacu Breves

Actor

... Mother Breves

Actor

... Salustiano

Actor

... Clara

Actor

... Old Blind Man

Actor

... Mr Lourenco

Actor

Company

Bac Films

Production Company

Dan Valley Films

Production Company

Production Company

Videofilmes Producoes Artisticas LTDA

Production Company

Synopsis

In the Brazilian badlands of 1910, two families are locked in a deadly feud. Tonho, the middle son of the Breves family, is ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, the victim of an age-old feud between families over the ownership of the land. If he carries out his mission, Tonho knows that his life will be divided in two: the twenty years he has already lived, and the short time he has left to live. He will then probably be killed by a member of the rival family, as dictated by the code of vengeance of the region. Distressed by prospect of death and urged on by his younger brother Pacu, Tonho begins to question the logic of the tradition of violence. This is when two performers in a little traveling circus cross his path...

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