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Napomuceno's Will (1997)

O Testamento do Senhor Napumoceno (original title)
Nopumoceno, the most successful businessman in the Cabo Verde archipelogo, is an ambitious, clever opportunist, known during his lifetime as "eternity single". However, he is then ... See full summary »

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Napumoceno
Maria Ceiça ...
Graça
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Carlos
Zezé Motta ...
Eduarda
Vya Negromonte ...
Mari Chica (as Via Negromonte)
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The Mayor
Francisco de Assis ...
Fonseca
Karla Leal ...
Adélia
Camacho Costa ...
Paiva
Elisa Lucinda ...
Dona Jóia
José Eduardo ...
Dr. Scusa
Veluma D'Oba ...
Chez-Nous
Horácio Santos ...
Baptista
Eliezer Motta ...
Band Leader
Alexandre de Sousa ...
Benoliel
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Nopumoceno, the most successful businessman in the Cabo Verde archipelogo, is an ambitious, clever opportunist, known during his lifetime as "eternity single". However, he is then discovered by his illegitimate daughter to have gotten his fortune and his women in unorthodox and incredible ways ... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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A Story from the Heart.

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1 January 1998 (USA)  »

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beautiful & human
9 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has more than its beautiful scenery - the Cape Verdan islands. Featuring a great acting cast and a 3-minute performance of world music star Cesaria Evora, the film tells the story of a local business man who disinherits his nephew and leaves his money and estate to his daughter, he never officially recognized. His life story is told by himself on tapes he left her and through her questions to everybody, he knew. It is a romantic story, describing the main character with gentle humour. The few (discrete)love scenes remotely reminded me of some french movies.

The slow pace of the film is common to outstanding European and African directors - yes African (Cape Verde is close to Senegal) - think of Ousmane Sembene and Wim Wenders, add a few humorous touches and enjoy the human side of cinema. 8 out of 10!


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