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Terra Estrangeira

Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas Portugal, 1995

HenriqueA's rating of the film Foreign Land

Salles and Thomas were a perfect duo and this is their best film together. If you can forgive the melodramatic score, you're left with a humanist fish out of water/almost-noir tale of love, greed and loss that show little but says a lot about both Brasil and Portugal. And some of the dialogue is simply mesmerising.