Participant Media | Release Date: July 17, 2015
Summary: When fires sweep through the rainforest near their property along the Parana River, a poor tobacco-farming family goes on high alert. The head of the family, João, (Chico Díaz) correctly suspects the fire is a result of slash-and-burn tactics by ruthless land-grabbers intent on acquiring the farm he shares with his lovely daughter, Vânia (Alice Braga), and her partner, Jara (Lautaro Vilo). Help arrives in the form of Kaí (Gael García Bernal), an enigmatic man, bearing indigenous tattoos who comes out of the jungle with the grace of a jaguar. But the violence of the land-grabbers’ assault catches Kaí and the farm dwellers off guard. In short order, the men shoot Jara and force João to sign over his land just before killing him and kidnapping Vânia. Undetected by the assailants, Kaí goes on the offensive. Using his animal-like abilities, he rescues Vânia, retrieves the bogus bill of sale and thwarts a counter-attack by the now-reinforced band of mercenaries—all without taking a life. But with the hornet’s nest now stirred, Kaí, Vânia and Jara must decide how far they will go to preserve the farm and their vanishing way of life. [Participant Media]
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Runtime: 101 min
Rating: Rated R for violence, some gruesome images and a scene of sexuality
Production: Participant Media
Genres: Drama, Western
Countries: USA, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, France
Languages: English, Spanish
Director Credit
Pablo Fendrik Director
Writer Credit
Pablo Fendrik Writer
Cast Credit
Alice Braga Vania
Chico Díaz Cast
Claudio Tolcachir Tarquinho
Gael García Bernal Kaí
Iván Steinhardt Man Without Revolver
Jorge Sesán Cast
Julián Tello Vando
Lautaro Vilo Jara
Producer Credit
Axel Kuschevatzky Executive Producer
Birgit Kemner Executive Producer
Diego Radivoy Associate Producer
Fausto García Associate Producer
Gael García Bernal Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Jonathan King Executive Producer
Juan Pablo García Associate Producer
Juan Pablo Gugliotta Executive Producer
Natalia Videla Peña Executive Producer
Pablo Cruz Executive Producer
Philippe Gompel Executive Producer
Vânia Catani Executive Producer