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1,896 Ratings


Directed by Miguel Gomes
Portugal, 2012
Drama, Romance


A temperamental old woman, her Cape Verdean maid, and a socially-conscious neighbor live on the same floor of a Lisbon apartment complex. When the old lady falls ill, the other two learn of an outlandish episode from her youth: a story of love and crime set in Africa.

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Directed by Miguel Gomes

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2012 | 4 wins including: Alfred Bauer Award

2012 | Golden Berlin Bear

Toronto International Film Festival

2012 | Wavelengths

Village Voice Film Poll

2012 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2012 | Nominee: Best Director

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