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The Island of Contenda (1996)

110 min | Drama

Cape Verde, 1964. At the feet of a mighty volcano, the traditional Cape Verdean society is undergoing a steady change. The old land-owning aristocracy is disintegrating. A class of "mulattos" begins to emerge, with a trade-based financial ...See moreCape Verde, 1964. At the feet of a mighty volcano, the traditional Cape Verdean society is undergoing a steady change. The old land-owning aristocracy is disintegrating. A class of "mulattos" begins to emerge, with a trade-based financial power that threatens the landlords. A new identity arises, a mix of old and new, of African and Portuguese culture, sensual and dynamic. The songs of Cesária Évora follow this inevitable transformation. From the novel by Henrique Teixeira de Sousa. Written by Anonymous See less
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Manuel Paulo (as Manuel Paulo Felgueiras)
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Updated Nov 10, 1996

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Jul 9, 1999 (Portugal)
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Fernanda Alves
Nha Mariquinha Nha Mariquinha   See fewer
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Camacho Costa
Felisberto Felisberto   See fewer
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Luísa Cruz
Esmeralda Esmeralda   See fewer
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Isabel de Castro
Nha Caela Nha Caela   See fewer
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José Fanha
Carneiro Carneiro   See fewer
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Leandro Ferreira
Father Vitorio Father Vitorio   See fewer
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Filipe Ferrer
Alberto Alberto   See fewer
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Cecília Guimarães
Nha Noca Nha Noca   See fewer
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João Lourenço
Eusébio Eusébio   See fewer
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Teresa Madruga
Belinha Belinha   See fewer
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Luís Mascarenhas
Inspector Inspector   See fewer
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Mano Preto
Chiquinho Chiquinho   See fewer
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Carlos Rodrigues
Augusto Foleiro Augusto Foleiro   See fewer
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Horácio Santos
Anacleto Anacleto   See fewer
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Pedro Wilson
Dr. Vicente Dr. Vicente   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 22 votes