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Foreign Land (1995)

Terra Estrangeira (original title)
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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Credited cast:
Alexandre Borges ...
Luís Melo ...
Laura Cardoso ...
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Maitre Machado
Canto e Castro ...
António Cara D'Anjo ...
Espanhol 1
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João Grosso ...
Miguel Guilherme ...
Miguel Hurst ...
Angolano 3
João Lagarto ...
Zeka Laplaine ...


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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28 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Someone reviewed this movie as a "waste of time" because he/she was expecting the "beautiful scenery of Brazil and Portugal" but then everything looked "washed out" or gloomy, or something to that effect. I believe this person missed the entire part of the film. This is reality. The point of this movie is to show that life is not, indeed, ideal, and to show what people go through in their lives for family, love, and survival. A young man leaves his slum in Sao Paolo, Brazil, to go to Portugal to visit his mother's home country after her death. He discovers that not everything is free, and that Brazilians are looked down upon by native people from Portugal. He eventually finds a life, a love, but the story does not end as expected and this is not a "fairy tale" story. The part that got me most was the ending song, "Zeca Bailero (Honey Baby)" by Gal Costa. It fit so well with the movie; especially the ending.

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