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A Ilha dos Cães (2017)

Two Angola, the colonial and the contemporary, spaced 60 years, share the curse of a mysterious island. In the past, the epicenter of the tragedy is an evil fortress, tomb of ... See full summary »

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Jorge António
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ângelo Torres Ângelo Torres ... Pera D'Aço
Miguel Hurst Miguel Hurst ... Pedro Mbala
Nicolau Breyner Nicolau Breyner ... Patrão Américo
João Cabral João Cabral ... Guarda Bordalo
José Eduardo José Eduardo ... Fontes
Matamba Joaquim Matamba Joaquim ... Preso Tomé
Ciomara Morais ... Lena
Miguel Sermão Miguel Sermão ... Preso Tomás
Daniel Martinho Daniel Martinho ... Garcia
Júlio Mesquita Júlio Mesquita ... Preso Finalmentes
Welket Bungué ... Mpenda
Giovanni Lourenço Giovanni Lourenço ... Preso Julito
Guilherme Galiano Guilherme Galiano ... Administrador
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miklail Ceita Miklail Ceita ... Almeida
Dério Costa Dério Costa ... Jovem Pêra D'Aço
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Two Angola, the colonial and the contemporary, spaced 60 years, share the curse of a mysterious island. In the past, the epicenter of the tragedy is an evil fortress, tomb of revolutionaries deported from the mainland. In the present, the building of a luxurious resort awakens the relentless jaw of justice. Soon after, workmen lacerated dead bodies, begin to appear. The horror spreads rapidly. Pedro Mbala is sent to the island to solve the problem. His target is a pack of stray dogs. Written by Virgilio Almeida

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Country:

Portugal | Angola

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

20 April 2017 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dogs' Island See more »

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Portugal See more »

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Budget:

€750,000 (estimated)
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Island of Dogs
19 November 2017 | by Kamran09See all my reviews

A fascinating jaunt through a part of Africa unfortunately rarely put on film.

The flag of Portugal is replaced with that of Angola on top of a fort on the titular island of dogs - a summary of sorts of the subject of the film. Though essentially none of the characters are characters merely analogies to large subsets of the population the film gives us some breathtaking imagery and violent scenes of dogs attacking various evil-doers, Portuguese and Angolan.


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