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Foreign Land (1995)

Terra Estrangeira (original title)
After the death of his mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to his mother's native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger.
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Credited cast:
Fernanda Torres ... Alex
Fernando Alves Pinto Fernando Alves Pinto ... Paco
Alexandre Borges ... Miguel
Luís Melo Luís Melo ... Ígor
Laura Cardoso ... Manuela
Tchéky Karyo ... Kraft
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberto Alexandre Alberto Alexandre ... Maitre Machado
Edilson Botelho Edilson Botelho ... Ator de Teatro
Canto e Castro Canto e Castro ... Porteiro
Bete Coelho Bete Coelho ... Atriz de Teatro
António Cara D'Anjo António Cara D'Anjo ... Espanhol 1
Carlos Dias Carlos Dias ... Barman Ritz
Filipe Ferrer Filipe Ferrer ... Coprador
João Grosso João Grosso ... Carlos
Miguel Guilherme ... André


After the death of his mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to her native land, as she used to dream with, as an Spanish immigrant. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger as he meets a Brazilian waitress and takes smuggled goods with him in order to pay for his travel. Written by Fabio Ornelas <fabiornelas@zipmail.com.br>

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The best place to lose someone or to get lose from your own self


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Second collaboration between Walter Salles and Tchéky Karyo. They previously worked in The Knife (1991). See more »


Paco: Thanks for the help.
Alex: I didn't help you.
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Written by Jards Macalé & Waly Salomão
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14 June 2004 | by Exiled_ArchangelSee all my reviews

I wasn't sure about getting this movie on DVD because I really do have something against people making black and white films in the 21st century, but I ended up buying it anyway. I still don't understand why it had to be black and white, but that's the only negativity I can see about the film, and it sure is a perfect example to see the definitive rise of Brazilian cinema. Not everyone can understand a film like this, but it's quite rewarding to those who do. Unlike O Homem Que Copiava, the surrealism fits this movie pretty well, and the acting is at least as good as that one, or other successful Brazilian films such as Bicho de sete cabeças, Cidade De Deus, Brava Gente Brasileira, etc..

My only hope is that this gem doesn't get insulted and raped by a crappy Hollywood remake. It's amazing to see how those guys spend zillions of Dollars and still can't make a movie that's 1% as good as this possibly low-budget flick.

Bravo to the entire crew! 10/10

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