Behind the Sun Poster

Release Date: April 19th, 2002

PG-13|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
"Behind the Sun" tells the story of two families locked in a generations-old deadly feud. It started out as a battle over land, but now it's escalated into a series of reprisals that is claiming the lives of the young men on both sides. In one family, the oldest remaining son - distressed by the prospect of death and encouraged by his younger brother - begins to question the cycle of violence. That's when a beautiful young woman from a traveling circus crosses his path.

Cast: José Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Rita Assemany, Ravi Ramos Lacerda, Flávia Marco Antônio, Othon Bastos, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Everaldo Pontes

Director: Walter Salles

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Dan Valley Film AG

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Father, Escape, Emotional, Revenge, Love, Murder, Rivalry, Son, Family


Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film