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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.

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Pedro Costa

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Pedro Costa
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ventura Ventura ... Ventura
Vanda Duarte Vanda Duarte ... Vanda
Beatriz Duarte Beatriz Duarte
Gustavo Sumpta 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
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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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Portugal | France | Switzerland

Language:

Portuguese | Kabuverdianu

Release Date:

23 November 2006 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Colossal Youth See more »

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Portugal See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Paulo: No use begging around here. Everyone's poor.
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Soundtracks

Labanta braço
Written by Os Tubarões
Performed by Os Tubarões
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So not interesting
5 February 2007 | by elmo13thSee all my reviews

Some films make you happy, some films make you cry, and some film make you really really bored. This is one in the last category. I saw this film on the International Film Festival Rotterdam and it was the first film ever I walked out of. I really wanted to see this film, but after 30 minutes I couldn't help falling asleep. Luckily someone woke me up. Looking around I saw dozens of people sleeping. Halfway through the film my friends wanted to leave and, honestly, I didn't mind.

The films consists of very static, long takes, focusing on the very dreary lives of the main characters, who are trying to get their lives back together. The images are bereft of all liveliness, with their coarse grain, little colour and bad lighting. Most of the scenes take place in only a few areas ans nothing seems to happen, apart from useless conversations going on forever. Where some films are capable of making an interesting story about subjects as boredom (e.g. 25 Watts) or decay, the part of this film I saw hardly aroused any of my senses. Perhaps the only interesting thing about the atmosphere in the film is the claustrophobic, closed-in feeling that it evokes.

"Art films", if it can be called a genre, can be great.. but only go see this when you need some sleep!


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