Behind the Sun

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Behind the Sun ★★ Abril Despeda cado; Broken April 2001 (PG-13)

A blood feud between two families nearly destroys them both in Salles' adaptation of Ismail Kadare's novel, which the director relocated to Brazil in 1910. The Ferreiras and the Breveses are both sugarcane planters determined to protect their honor if nothing else. Tonho Breves (Santoro) is expected to avenge the death of his older brother at the hands of the Ferreiras. Tonho's young brother (Lacerda) can't understand why the pointless violence continues and when Tonho falls in love with traveling circus performer Clara (Antonio), the boy becomes determined to see his brother safe and happy. Portuguese with subtitles. 91m/ C VHS, DVD . BR FR SI Jose Dumont, Rita Assemany, Rodrigo Santoro, Ravi Ramos Lacerda, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Othon Bastos, Flavia Marco Antonio; D: Walter Salles; W: Walter Salles, Karim Ainouz, Sergio Machado; C: Walter Carvalho; M: Antonio Pinto. British Acad. '01: Foreign Film.