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"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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Maitre Machado
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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.
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Neglected Brazilian/Portuguese Noir Thriller
24 February 2002 | by (Columbia, South Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

This existential thriller, in Portuguese with English subtitles, is a modern version of the American filmes noires of the 40s, complete with a surprise twist at the end. It is riveting from beginning to end. My only criticism is its poor production values. The film looks cheaply made, and it probably was, so the black and white cinematography is vastly inferior to that of Godard in Vivre Sa Vie, to cite another film noir of more than 30 years earlier. Most maddening of all, the subtitles are often hard to read. When will filmmakers learn and provide yellow subtitles so that they can be read against a white background. I'd give this an 8 overall, although with better production values it could have been higher.


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