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Get a Life

Ganhar a Vida

Directed by João Canijo
Portugal, France, 2001
Drama

Synopsis

A Portuguese teen, Álvaro, loses his life in a fight between a youth gang and the cops in a Paris suburb. Cidália, a 36-year-old cleaning lady, his mother, decides to defy the code of silence of the Portuguese community to seek the truth. She loses her friends, job & family but she regains her life.

Synopsis

A Portuguese teen, Álvaro, loses his life in a fight between a youth gang and the cops in a Paris suburb. Cidália, a 36-year-old cleaning lady, his mother, decides to defy the code of silence of the Portuguese community to seek the truth. She loses her friends, job & family but she regains her life.

Get a LifeDirected byJoão Canijo

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2001

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