'Bué Sabi' (pronounced "bweh sabi") portrays the unlikely friendship of three female characters: a troubled girl of Gypsy descent who lives in one of Lisbon's toughest neighbourhoods, her best friend who is the teenage daughter of Cape Verdean emigrants, and the most recent addition to their group; a young girl who has had a privileged upbringing. Despite their disparate backgrounds, they form a friendship free from discrimination; until one fateful evening, when they go out clubbing and events cause their lives to change forever. The film title alludes to a Cape Verdean creole expression, which is slang for 'cool' or 'very nice', reflecting a state of carefree youth precariously sheltered from violent prejudice.
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Awarded Film of the Month by Shortcutz Lisbon in October 2013. See more