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Napomuceno's Will (1997)

O Testamento do Senhor Napumoceno (original title)
Nopumoceno, the most successful businessman in the Cabo Verde archipelogo, is an ambitious, clever opportunist, known during his lifetime as "eternity single". However, he is then ... See full summary »

Director:

Francisco Manso

Writers:

Mário Prata, Germano de Almeida (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nelson Xavier ... Napumoceno
Maria Ceiça ... Graça
Chico Díaz ... Carlos
Zezé Motta Zezé Motta ... Eduarda
Vya Negromonte Vya Negromonte ... Mari Chica (as Via Negromonte)
Milton Gonçalves ... The Mayor
Francisco de Assis Francisco de Assis ... Fonseca
Karla Leal Karla Leal ... Adélia
Camacho Costa Camacho Costa ... Paiva
Elisa Lucinda Elisa Lucinda ... Dona Jóia
José Eduardo José Eduardo ... Dr. Scusa
Veluma D'Oba Veluma D'Oba ... Chez-Nous
Horácio Santos Horácio Santos ... Baptista
Eliezer Motta Eliezer Motta ... Band Leader
Alexandre de Sousa Alexandre de Sousa ... Benoliel
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Nopumoceno, the most successful businessman in the Cabo Verde archipelogo, is an ambitious, clever opportunist, known during his lifetime as "eternity single". However, he is then discovered by his illegitimate daughter to have gotten his fortune and his women in unorthodox and incredible ways ... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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A Story from the Heart.

Genres:

Drama

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Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A nice film which does not destroy the book on which it is based
9 November 2004 | by pmbnlSee all my reviews

I read the book of Germano de Almeida and enjoyed both the simplicity and the chronological order by which the story is told. The style somehow fits and respects the main character of the story, which, as the title suggests, deals with Napumocenos life and legacy. When you enjoy a book it is often a risk to see the movie. Not only the director can have his own interpretation but the plot can change and bad acting can destroy the whole thing. In this case, watching the film was a big a pleasure as reading the book, because the adaptation does not destroy the plot and the acting is good, specially the actor who plays Napumoceno. In addition, the movie shows how beautiful Cape Verde is and enhances the story in this respect for audiences who, like me, never saw Cabo Verde. Conclusion: Worth to see even if you read the book or know the story.


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