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O Grande Kilapy (2012)

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Joãozinho
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Pedro
João Lagarto ...
Raul
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Francisca
Buda Lira ...
Ernesto Lopes
Patrícia Bull ...
Rita
Pedro Carraca ...
Rui
Adriana Rebello ...
Maria Antónia - Mitó
Silvia Rizzo ...
Carmo
São José Correia ...
Lola Valdez
Antonio Pitanga ...
Pai de Joãzinho
Maria Ceiça ...
Mãe de Joãozinho
Alberto Magassela ...
Alfredo
Carlos Paca ...
Zeca
Miguel Telmo ...
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30 October 2014 (Portugal)  »

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The Great Kilapy  »

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KILAPY - word of the Angolan dialect Kimbundu meaning coup, scheme, fraud, borrow without paying. See more »

Quotes

Segurança Cabaret: He was hiding in the dressing room. He's underage.
Joãozinho: Leave the kid alone! He's with me, he's with God.
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The end credits feature pictures of Portuguese leaving Angola after its independence See more »

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witty and pretty tale with a hint about Portuguese colonialism
27 September 2014 | by (Plovdiv, Thrace, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

A playful story with nostalgic tribute to the beauties of a time past - the 1960s. At the same time it educates about the oppression and revolutionary mood in Portugal and its colonies of that time. The plot follows black Angolan playboy's quest in good life in the both fixed and fluid hierarchies of colonial life. It paints a non-ideological picture where black Angolans and Portuguese may be friends, may get laid or even be comrades in the dream for independence, at the same time as colonial racism is widespread. The revolution is not perfect either...

All this is portrayed in very unassuming plot, as the protagonist's main aim is to take the most from the pleasures of youth while avoiding politics but that is hardly possible and makes for a constant stream of unexpended developments. A very nice and well done film!


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