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Barren Lives

Vidas Secas

Brazil, 1963


With a strong sense of compassion for the impoverished and an underlying hatred for the injustice, this is one of the first works from Brazil’s Cinema Novo. A poor Brazilian family struggle to earn a living when they take a job overseeing the livestock of a wealthy rancher.

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Barren Lives Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos

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