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Foreign Land (1996)
"Terra Estrangeira" (original title)

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After the death of his mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to his mother's native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger.

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Alberto Alexandre ...
Maitre Machado
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Paco
Alexandre Borges ...
Miguel
Canto e Castro ...
Porteiro
Laura Cardoso ...
Manuela
António Cara D'Anjo ...
Espanhol 1
Filipe Ferrer ...
Coprador
João Grosso ...
Carlos
Miguel Guilherme ...
André
Miguel Hurst ...
Angolano 3
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Kraft
João Lagarto ...
Pedro
Zeka Laplaine ...
Loli
Álvaro Lavín ...
Espanhol 2
Carla Lupi ...
Agente turismo
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After the death of his mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to her native land, as she used to dream with, as an Spanish immigrant. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger as he meets a Brazilian waitress and takes smuggled goods with him in order to pay for his travel. Written by Fabio Ornelas <fabiornelas@zipmail.com.br>

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The best place to lose someone or to get lose from your own self


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Good drama/triller marred by unrealistic story line.
28 December 1999 | by (olinda) – See all my reviews

Fado is a sad almost bluesy style of Portuguese Gypsy music that is heard repeatedly trough the movie. As explained by one of the main characters (Igor) it also means fate.

Indeed it's fate that bring the two main characters Paco and Alex together and triggers the problems that ensue.

On the whole I enjoyed it quite a bit. It starts out as an 'on the down and outs' drama/road movie an builds into a suspenseful thriller / road movie.

There were two things that I found unrealistic that kept me from giving it a higher rating (I gave it an 8). The first is the major point of why did Alex give the stuff away. She was so desperate for cash that she sold her passport for a paltry sum and then she gives away things worth thousands to a stranger? Her explanation was unconvincing. Also how did they get through the gate, where were the cops?


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