Tó is a black boy from Zona J, a tough neighborhood in Lisbon, and falls in love with a white girl, Carla. Tó dreams to live in Angola, where his parents were born, however the reality the two teens are in makes everything complicated.

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Félix Fontoura ...
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Carla
Milton Spencer ...
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Edson Silva ...
Picapau
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Cosmo
Jorge Santos ...
Ulisses
Rómulo Fragoso ...
Cienta
Ana Bustorff ...
Conceição
José Pedro Gomes ...
Carlos
Sílvia Alberto ...
Fátima
Alexandre Lacerda ...
Alberto
Kherunissa Suleiman ...
Clotilde
Carlos Santos ...
Capataz
Joaquim Nicolau ...
Worker 1
Almeno Gonçalves ...
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Tó is a black boy from Zona J, a tough neighborhood in Lisbon, and falls in love with a white girl, Carla. Tó dreams to live in Angola, where his parents were born, however the reality the two teens are in makes everything complicated.

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Existem lugares onde o amor não tem lugar

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A real pearl...harbor
2 November 2000 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Well, I must say that this movie is really good for people who don't want to claim much from portuguese cinema... not me, as all the time I see this movie I think "we could have been bigger". But hey, I don't want to destroy this one, the movie still has its moments, like the car chase (hey a portuguese action scene), and some lines from the actors. I also admire the fact that it was filmed in the real spot, and many of the actors are real people from the ghetto... but the movie still hits real low levels as a moment of love is cut by the scent of the protagonist's brother's sneakers... Well, good effort, I take my hat, but next time add as much money and refine the script.


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