Abril Despedaçado (Behind the Sun) DVD 2001 film directed by Walter Salles. Nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Film. When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families. Tonho is ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother. The young man knows that if he commits this crime, his life will be divided in two: the 20 years he has already lived and the few days he has left to live, before the other family avenges their son's death. He is torn between fulfilling his ancestral duty and rebelling against it, urged by his younger brother Pacu. That's when a tiny traveling circus passes through the vast badlands where Tonho's family lives.
'Behind the Sun' tells a simple story about two families locked in a blood feud over sugar cane land in the late 19th century somewhere in a desolate, parched Brazil. The film is no less than a masterwork of simplicity; a richly textured, finely nuanced, artfully crafted drama which tells its story as much through evinced emotion as through dialogue. Stars José Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Rita Assemany and Ravi Ramos Lacerda. Rated PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sexuality - 105 minutes.