Foreign Land

Foreign Land

Director: Walter Salles Jr., Daniela Thomas

Cast: Fernanda Torres, Fernando Alves Pinto

     
 

This beautifully photographed black and white Brazilian mystery chronicles the union between Paco, an aspiring actor living in Sao Paulo, and Brazil-born Alex, who works as a waitress in Lisbon, Portugal. Much of the tale is set in 1990 when Brazilian president Fernando Collor de Mello threw his country into an economic tailspin by suddenly confiscating the savings… See more details below

Overview

This beautifully photographed black and white Brazilian mystery chronicles the union between Paco, an aspiring actor living in Sao Paulo, and Brazil-born Alex, who works as a waitress in Lisbon, Portugal. Much of the tale is set in 1990 when Brazilian president Fernando Collor de Mello threw his country into an economic tailspin by suddenly confiscating the savings accounts of the entire population. At this time, Paco is living with his elderly mother in a poor Sao Paulo neighborhood. Tired of living in squalor, the mother dreams of returning to her native Spain. When she learns that her savings have been seized, the shocked old woman drops dead. Now without his mother, Paco feels little desire to stay in Brazil and so meets with the sleazy Igor, an antique dealer, and agrees to smuggle a violin stuffed with raw diamonds to Lisbon. Paco is to take the fiddle to a certain hotel where he will be paid by the contact. Unfortunately, he arrives, but the contact doesn't. This incident leads him down a twisted road filled with murder, danger and intrigue that eventually ends in the arms of Alex. In many films, this would be the end of the story, but not for Alex and Paco, for they cannot relax and enjoy their relationship unless they can somehow escape the murderous thugs Igor sent to kill them.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2000
UPC:
0720917525327
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Lorber
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene access; Filmographies; Weblinks

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fernanda Torres Alex
Fernando Alves Pinto Paco
Laura Cardoso Manuela
Tchéky Karyo Kraft
Joao Lagarto Pedro
Luis Melo Igor
Alexandre Borges MIguel

Technical Credits
Walter Salles Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Daniela Thomas Director,Production Designer,Screenwriter
Marcos Bernstein Screenwriter
Cristina Camargo Costumes/Costume Designer
Walter Carvalho Cinematographer
Paulo Dantes Co-producer
Millor Fernandes Screenwriter
Felipe Lacerda Editor
Geraldo Ribeire Sound/Sound Designer
Flavio R. Tambellini Executive Producer
António da Cunha Telles Co-producer
Jose Miguel Wisnik Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
1. Paco & Alex [17:17]
2. Despair [15:02]
3. Aguirre [16:32]
4. Exile [16:03]
5. Fado [20:12]
6. Boa Vista [15:19]

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