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Colossal Youth (2006)

Juventude em Marcha (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 23 November 2006 (Portugal)
With the destruction of Fontainhas nearly complete, the old man Ventura wanders around a bleak housing project and the ruins of the slums, meeting with his kids and old friends.


Pedro Costa


Pedro Costa
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview:
Ventura Ventura ... Ventura
Vanda Duarte Vanda Duarte ... Vanda
Beatriz Duarte Beatriz Duarte
Gustavo Sumpta
Cila Cardoso Cila Cardoso
Isabel Cardoso Isabel Cardoso ... Clotilde
Alberto 'Lento' Barros Alberto 'Lento' Barros ... Lento
António Semedo Moreno António Semedo Moreno ... (as António Semedo)
Paulo Nunes Paulo Nunes
José Maria Pina José Maria Pina
André Semedo André Semedo
Silva 'Nana' Alexandre Silva 'Nana' Alexandre
Paula Barrulas Paula Barrulas


After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past. (from Wikipedia) Written by André Rendeiro

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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #511. See more »


Ventura: She stabbed me in the hand with a knife.
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Labanta braço
Written by Os Tubarões
Performed by Os Tubarões
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A complicated movie but life is complicated too
8 January 2019 | by jrneptuneSee all my reviews

First off, I love the majority of reviews posted here.

I had to throw in my two cents though.

Director/Writer Pedro Costa is first an artist. This movie is part of a set of movies that can be dark, depressing, and at times even boring to watch but at the same time every shot and frame is done with a beauty and artistic message behind it. It can even be magical to watch at times. That hope can be found in it as well just adds to the message and beauty.

Half of me wishes his movies were not so long but the other half would say what would the Mona Lisa be like if it had been rushed and done in 90 minutes.

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