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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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Leonel Vieira
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Félix Fontoura Félix Fontoura ...
Nuria Madruga ... Carla
Milton Spencer Milton Spencer ... Pantera
Edson Silva Edson Silva ... Picapau
Ivo Canelas ... Cosmo
Jorge Santos Jorge Santos ... Ulisses
Rómulo Fragoso Rómulo Fragoso ... Cienta
Ana Bustorff Ana Bustorff ... Conceição
José Pedro Gomes José Pedro Gomes ... Carlos
Sílvia Alberto Sílvia Alberto ... Fátima
Alexandre Lacerda Alexandre Lacerda ... Alberto
Kherunissa Suleiman Kherunissa Suleiman ... Clotilde
Carlos Santos Carlos Santos ... Capataz
Joaquim Nicolau Joaquim Nicolau ... Worker 1
Almeno Gonçalves 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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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

11 December 1998 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Зона Ж See more »

Filming Locations:

Aeroporto, Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Budget:

PTE 180,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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A real pearl...harbor
2 November 2000 | by DockelektroSee all my reviews

Well, I must say that this movie is really good for people who don't want to claim much from portuguese cinema... not me, as all the time I see this movie I think "we could have been bigger". But hey, I don't want to destroy this one, the movie still has its moments, like the car chase (hey a portuguese action scene), and some lines from the actors. I also admire the fact that it was filmed in the real spot, and many of the actors are real people from the ghetto... but the movie still hits real low levels as a moment of love is cut by the scent of the protagonist's brother's sneakers... Well, good effort, I take my hat, but next time add as much money and refine the script.


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