Behind The Sun

  • 2002
  • Brazil
  • 12
  • Directed by: Walter Salles
  • Written by: Ismail Kadare (novel), Karim Ainouz, Sérgio Machado, Walter Salles, João Moreira Salles, Daniela Thomas
  • Cast: Rodrigo Santoro, José Dumont, Rita Assemany, Othon Bastos, Wagner Moura, Vinícius de Oliveira, Ravi Ramos Lacerda, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos
  • Language: Portuguese

In a remote northeastern province in Brazil circa 1910, a deadly feud is being waged between two neighbouring families. Tonho (Santoro) avenges the killing of his elder brother but the cycle of violence resumes. Convincingly acted and impressively shot, Behind The Sun incorporates symbolic elements within the framework of an emotionally engaging storyline.

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