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Tó is a black boy from Zona J, a tough neighborhood in Lisbon, and falls in love with a white girl, Carla. Tó dreams to live in Angola, where his parents were born, however the reality the two teens are in makes everything complicated.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Félix Fontoura ...
... Carla
Milton Spencer ... Pantera
Edson Silva ... Picapau
... Cosmo
Jorge Santos ... Ulisses
Rómulo Fragoso ... Cienta
Ana Bustorff ... Conceição
José Pedro Gomes ... Carlos
Sílvia Alberto ... Fátima
Alexandre Lacerda ... Alberto
Kherunissa Suleiman ... Clotilde
Carlos Santos ... Capataz
Joaquim Nicolau ... Worker 1
Almeno Gonçalves ... Inspector
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Tó is a black boy from Zona J, a tough neighborhood in Lisbon, and falls in love with a white girl, Carla. Tó dreams to live in Angola, where his parents were born, however the reality the two teens are in makes everything complicated.

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Existem lugares onde o amor não tem lugar

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11 December 1998 (Portugal)  »

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PTE 180,000,000 (estimated)
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a modern day story about love and racism
19 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

i have just seen it yesterday, so it's still fresh in my mind first thing:it's one of the best, if not the very best, portuguese movie i've ever seen. it's not perfect, far from that, but for the portuguese stadarts, i think, it's very good it's a rather simple story taking place in our modern society, in a big city, that makes us think about life, feelings, racism and love. the acting is good, the beginning is great, but the end , well, it was unexpected . a movie can't end like that! but real life can, and that's what this movie is about: life


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