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Get a Life (2001)
"Ganhar a Vida" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  4 May 2001 (Portugal)
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During one winter night, a Portuguese teenager, Alvaro, loses his life in a fight between a youth gang and the cops in a suburb of Paris. Cidalia, a 36 year old cleaning woman, his mother, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Rita Blanco ...
Cidália
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Adelino
Teresa Madruga ...
Celestina
Alda Gomes ...
Alda
Olivier Leite ...
Orlando
Maria David ...
Lùcia
Yvette Caldas ...
Fàtima
Jinie Rainho ...
Jinie
Adélia Baltazar ...
Fernanda
Luis Rego ...
Adérito
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Ferreira ...
Manuel
Tiago Manaïa ...
Alvaro
José Raposo
Teresa Roby
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During one winter night, a Portuguese teenager, Alvaro, loses his life in a fight between a youth gang and the cops in a suburb of Paris. Cidalia, a 36 year old cleaning woman, his mother, decides to defy the code of silence of the Portuguese community and tries to find the truth. She losses her friends, her job and her family but gains a life. Written by Petr-10

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Also Known As:

Gagner la vie  »

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