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The Island of Contenda (1996)
"Ilhéu da Contenda" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  9 July 1999 (Portugal)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fernanda Alves ...
Nha Mariquinha
Camacho Costa ...
Felisberto
Luísa Cruz ...
Esmeralda
Isabel de Castro ...
Nha Caela
Henrique Espírito Santo ...
Governor
José Fanha ...
Carneiro
Laurinda Ferreira ...
Alice
Leandro Ferreira ...
Father Vitorio
Filipe Ferrer ...
Alberto
Cecília Guimarães ...
Nha Noca
Betina Lopes ...
Soila
João Lourenço ...
Eusébio
Teresa Madruga ...
Belinha
Luís Mascarenhas ...
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Cape Verde, 1964. At the feet of a mighty volcano, the traditional Cape Verdean society is undergoing a steady change. The old land-owning aristocracy is disintegrating. A class of "mulattos" begins to emerge, with a trade-based financial power that threatens the landlords. A new identity arises, a mix of old and new, of African and Portuguese culture, sensual and dynamic. The songs of Cesária Évora follow this inevitable transformation. From the novel by Henrique Teixeira de Sousa. Written by Anonymous

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Sob a grandeza do vulcão... Uma intensa sensualidade e um profundo amor pela terra.

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9 July 1999 (Portugal)  »

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L'île de lutte  »

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