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Ganhar a Vida (2001)

During one winter night, a Portuguese teenager, Alvaro, loses his life in a fight between a youth gang and the cops in a suburb of Paris. Cidalia, a 36 year old cleaning woman, his mother, ... See full summary »

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João Canijo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rita Blanco Rita Blanco ... Cidália
Adriano Luz ... Adelino
Teresa Madruga Teresa Madruga ... Celestina
Alda Gomes Alda Gomes ... Alda
Olivier Leite Olivier Leite ... Orlando
Maria David Maria David ... Lùcia
Yvette Caldas Yvette Caldas ... Fàtima
Jinie Rainho Jinie Rainho ... Jinie
Adélia Baltazar Adélia Baltazar ... Fernanda
Luis Rego Luis Rego ... Adérito
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Ferreira Antonio Ferreira ... Manuel
Tiago Manaïa Tiago Manaïa ... Alvaro
José Raposo José Raposo
Teresa Roby Teresa Roby
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During one winter night, a Portuguese teenager, Alvaro, loses his life in a fight between a youth gang and the cops in a suburb of Paris. Cidalia, a 36 year old cleaning woman, his mother, decides to defy the code of silence of the Portuguese community and tries to find the truth. She losses her friends, her job and her family but gains a life. Written by Petr-10

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Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

French | Portuguese

Release Date:

4 May 2001 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Gagner la vie See more »

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