“The Romeo and Juliet atmosphere is present, but what catches the attention are the scenes involving cocaine, marijuana and violence, which make the film look more like an interesting and exciting new genre: the ‘Brazilian gangster.’” – Rolling Stone Brazil
This fall, brace yourself for a gritty gangster crime drama that delivers neo-Western violence, revenge and a captivating tale of love in equal measure. On November 18, 2014, Shout! Factory will debut the much-anticipated South American box office hit BRAZILIAN WESTERN on Blu-ray™ and DVD in a two-disc Blu-ray+DVD combo pack, as well as being made available on digital entertainment platforms. Since its theatrical premiere in Brazil and at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, this movie has been hailed by international critics and audiences alike for its passionate storytelling, melding the stylistic approach of classic genre films with a distinct and original vision. A must-have for world cinema enthusiasts and movie collectors, BRAZILIAN WESTERN two-disc Blu-ray+DVD combo pack is priced to own at $24.97.
A film by René Sampaio, BRAZILIAN WESTERN is a film adaptation of the popular song “Faroeste Caboclo” by Brazilian music icon Renato Russo and tells the story of love, blood and revenge. João de Santo Cristo is a young man who leaves his impoverished home behind in search of a better life. Arriving in Brasilia, he soon falls for the beautiful Maria Lúcia, the daughter of a senator. But as their relationship flourishes, João’s involvement in drug trafficking causes him to slide deeper and deeper through a downward spiral of crime and violence. The stakes become even greater as João finds himself on a collision course with playboy drug dealer Jeremias, his rival in business – and for the heart of Maria Lúcia.
Directed by René Sampaio and produced by Bianca De Felippes, Marcello Ludwig Maia and René Sampaio, this film boasts impressive on-screen performances from celebrated Brazilian actors Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib, Antônio Calloni, César Troncoso, Marcos Paulo and Flavio Bauraqui.
- Making of Brazilian Western