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O Grande Kilapy (2012)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lázaro Ramos ... Joãozinho
Pedro Hossi ... Pedro
João Lagarto ... Raul
Hermila Guedes ... Francisca
Buda Lira Buda Lira ... Ernesto Lopes
Patrícia Bull Patrícia Bull ... Rita
Pedro Carraca Pedro Carraca ... Rui
Adriana Rabelo Adriana Rabelo ... Maria Antónia - Mitó
Silvia Rizzo ... Carmo
São José Correia ... Lola Valdez
Antonio Pitanga Antonio Pitanga ... Pai de Joãzinho
Maria Ceiça Maria Ceiça ... Mãe de Joãozinho
Alberto Magassela ... Alfredo
Carlos Paca Carlos Paca ... Zeca
Miguel Telmo Miguel Telmo ... Engraxador


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Comedy | Drama


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KILAPY - word of the Angolan dialect Kimbundu meaning coup, scheme, fraud, borrow without paying. See more »


Segurança Cabaret: He was hiding in the dressing room. He's underage.
Joãozinho: Leave the kid alone! He's with me, he's with God.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits feature pictures of Portuguese leaving Angola after its independence See more »


References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

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witty and pretty tale with a hint about Portuguese colonialism
27 September 2014 | by gospodinBezkraiSee all my reviews

A playful story with nostalgic tribute to the beauties of a time past - the 1960s. At the same time it educates about the oppression and revolutionary mood in Portugal and its colonies of that time. The plot follows black Angolan playboy's quest in good life in the both fixed and fluid hierarchies of colonial life. It paints a non-ideological picture where black Angolans and Portuguese may be friends, may get laid or even be comrades in the dream for independence, at the same time as colonial racism is widespread. The revolution is not perfect either...

All this is portrayed in very unassuming plot, as the protagonist's main aim is to take the most from the pleasures of youth while avoiding politics but that is hardly possible and makes for a constant stream of unexpended developments. A very nice and well done film!

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Release Date:

30 October 2014 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Kilapy See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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