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Dribbling Fate (1998)

Fintar o Destino (original title)
Life has moved too fast for Mane. at the age of 50 he watches the slow sacrifice of his ideals. His wife, Lucy, has locked him in to a daily routine. His work in a small commercial shop and... See full summary »

Director:

Fernando Vendrell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Germano Carlos Germano ... Mane
Betina Lopes Betina Lopes ... Lucy
Paulo Miranda Paulo Miranda ... Kalu
Manuel Estevão Manuel Estevão ... Djack
Elíseo Leite Elíseo Leite ... Toy
Figueira Cid Figueira Cid ... Joaquim
Daniel Martinho Daniel Martinho ... Alberto
Rita Loureiro ... Julia
Elisangela Monteiro Elisangela Monteiro ... Nina
Silvia Lima Silvia Lima ... Belinha
Jose Spencer Jose Spencer ... Luis
Horácio Santos Horácio Santos ... Americo
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... Segurança
Adriano Almeida Adriano Almeida ... Chico
Ana Firmino Ana Firmino ... Manuela
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Life has moved too fast for Mane. at the age of 50 he watches the slow sacrifice of his ideals. His wife, Lucy, has locked him in to a daily routine. His work in a small commercial shop and grocer's has worn him out. His dreams have evaporated into the drought of the beaten earth of Mindelo. Now forgotten, with his past as a great football player for Mindelense, in St Vincent in Cape Verde, he only has the belated compassion of his friends, neighbours, and cafe companions: "He was important", "He was the keeper in Cape Verde", "He could have played for Benfica!" Mane rejects the loss of his status as a hero. When training a youth team he sees himself again in KALU, a rebellious but talented youth. He is guided by a whirlwind of thoughts; he was also young, had opportunities, felt the sting of love and wasted his flame. A beaten leather ball shines in his hands once again, Benfica, his club, calls him to the Portuguese Cup Final. Written by Fernando Vendrell

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MINDELO, ST VINCENT, CAPE VERDE, 1993 P MANE was not the great goalkeeper he looked set to become in his youth. Now 50, and feeling the ball slipping through his hands, he will do anything to make his dream come true.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Country:

Portugal | Cape Verde

Language:

Portuguese | Kabuverdianu

Release Date:

14 August 1998 (Cape Verde) See more »

Also Known As:

Dribbling Fate See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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