Foreign Land, Terra Estrangeira

This 1996 black-and-white movie is one of my favorites.

It’s set in both Brazil and Portugal, so viewers can get an idea of what both Sao Paulo and Lisbon (and other parts of Portugal) are like. To better understand what’s happening in the first part of the film (which is set during the early 1990s during a period of financial crisis in Brazil), I recommend you read this BBC article from 1999, or, for a more detailed description, this longer article put out by CEPAL (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean).




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