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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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Alex
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Paco
Alexandre Borges ...
Miguel
Luís Melo ...
Ígor
Laura Cardoso ...
Manuela
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Kraft
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Alberto Alexandre ...
Maitre Machado
Canto e Castro ...
Porteiro
António Cara D'Anjo ...
Espanhol 1
Filipe Ferrer ...
Coprador
João Grosso ...
Carlos
Miguel Guilherme ...
André
Miguel Hurst ...
Angolano 3
João Lagarto ...
Pedro
Zeka Laplaine ...
Loli
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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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Film debut of Fernando Alves Pinto. See more »

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Paco: Thanks for the help.
Alex: I didn't help you.
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Fran Dance
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Performed by Miles Davis and John Coltrane
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Don't waste your time
1 October 2003 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I was very disappointed with this film. Nothing that happens makes any sense. Even the other reviews here mention that the plot is not believable and that the production values are poor. I was expecting to see the beautiful scenery of Brazil and Portugal, but everything looks washed out and grainy.

While the acting was good, it was wasted on the go-nowhere story. And as with Midnight, by the same director, the "twist" ending simply makes the whole story pointless. Why did they make this movie? I have no idea.


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