The word Mutum either refers to a kind of tropical bird that sings at night; it can also mean ‘mute person’. Mutum is also the name of a small town in Brazil’s semi-arid hinterland where ten-year-old Thiago is growing up. Thiago lives with his family; the strange universe of grown-ups never ceases to amaze him. He and his brother Felipe enter this world of betrayal, violence and deceptive calm.
MUTUM was filmed in the Sertão, a provincial backwater and a dreamlike landscape. Most of the people who appear in the film hail from this area and have never been to the cinema.
- Year: 2007
- Country: Brazil, France
- Genre: Drama
- Runtime: 82 min.
- Director: Sandra Kogut
- Actors: Thiago da Silva Mariz, Rômulo Braga, Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso, Izadora Cristiani Fernandes Silveira, João Miguel, Paula Regina Sampaio da Silva
- Dialogs: Portuguese
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English