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Great Kilapy (The)

© David & Golias
Genre : Historical
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2010
Format : Feature
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Zézé Gamboa's sardonic historical drama follows a good-hearted, apolitical con man who, on the eve of Angolan independence in the mid-1970s, pulls off a massive swindle at the expense of the Portuguese colonial administration - and soon after finds himself hailed as a hero of the national liberation struggle.

A film by Zézé Gamboa

Angola / Brazil / Portugal, 2012, Feature Narrative, Portuguese, 100 minutes

starring Lázaro Ramos, Pedro Hossi, João Lagarto, Adriana Rabelo, Patrícia Bull, Hermila Guedes, Sílvia Rizzo, São José Correia, Pedro Carraca, Alberto Magassela, José Pedro Gomes

the second feature by Zézé Gamboa

O Grande Kilapy (The Great Kilapy) - Teaser from Africiné www.africine.org on Vimeo.



Programmer's Note (TIFF 2012, Toronto)
In the Angolan language of Kimbundu, kilapy means scheme, fraud, or swindle, and accordingly, The Great Kilapy tells the story of a crooked but irresistible bon vivant who, on the eve of Angolan independence in 1975, pulls off a massive swindle at the expense of the Portuguese colonial administration. Inspired by a real figure, director Zézé Gamboa's decade-spanning historical drama is a refreshing take on the national liberation story, and turns its conventions upside down with elegance and humour.

João Fraga, nicknamed Joãozinho (Lázaro Ramos), is a real looker, a relentless womanizer and a big spender, who finds that his expensive tastes demand that he undertake some less-than-legal enterprises. ThoO Grande Kilapy Trailer dirigido por Zezé Gamboa e com Lázaro Ramos, Pedro Hossi, João Lagarto

Joãozinho é um jovem angolano, descendente de uma rica família do período colonial. Este rapaz mestiço quer apenas viver a vida, saindo com mulheres, se divertindo com os amigos e gastando seu dinheiro. Embora seja alto executivo do Banco Nacional Angolano, ele desvia os fundos da própria instituição onde trabalha, distribuindo dinheiro aos colegas, militantes pela libertação de Angola. Joãozinho vai preso, mas quando sai da prisão, é acolhido pela sociedade como um herói local.

Lançamento: 10 de abril de 2014
Dirigido por: Zezé Gamboa
Com: Lázaro Ramos, Pedro Hossi, João Lagarto
Gênero: Drama, Histórico
Nacionalidade: Portugal, Brasil, Angolaugh he attracts the attention of the secret police due to his student days in Lisbon, Joãozinho has no real political affiliations. Although he has a number of close friends who are militant activists in Angola's various liberation movements whom he aids by providing money, shelter or escape routes, he does this from generosity and loyalty. But in this politically charged atmosphere, even a simple crook can't avoid getting tagged with an ideological marker. After pulling off a masterful scam against the colonial administration's Tax and Revenue Collections office, Joãozinho finds himself suddenly arrested by the regime as a "subversive character." While in jail, he cultivates the illusion that he is a political prisoner to great effect - so much so that when he and his fellow inmates are freed by the new, independent Angolan government, he is hailed as a hero of the struggle.

Gamboa offers a witty and compelling portrait of the last decade of Portuguese rule in Angola, and incisively depicts the world of wealth, glamour and insouciance in which the elite class moves against the background of the colonial regime's collapse. Colorful, charming, and featuring an authentic soundtrack of the country's rich Angolan music from the 1970s, The Great Kilapy is a vivid testament to the vitality of African cinema.

Rasha Salti (TIFF 2012, Toronto)

http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiff/2012/greatkilapy

Director: Zézé Gamboa
Countries: Angola / Brazil / Portugal
Year: 2012
Language: Portuguese
Runtime: 100 minutes
Rating: 18A

Exec. Producer: Luís Alvarães, Fernando Andrade
Producer: Fernando Vendrell
Production Co.: David & Golias
Principal Cast: Lázaro Ramos, Pedro Hossi, João Lagarto, Adriana Rabelo, Patrícia Bull, Hermila Guedes, Sílvia Rizzo, São José Correia, Pedro Carraca, Alberto Magassela, José Pedro Gomes

Screenplay: Luís Alvarães, Luís Carlos Patraquim
Cinematographer: Mario Masini
Editor: Pascal Latil
Sound: Gita Cerveira
Music: David Linx, Diederik Wissels
Prod. Designer: João Torres
Int. Sales Agent: David & Golias

Tags: History | Portuguese | Politics | Afrocentric

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Joãozinho é um jovem angolano, descendente de uma rica família do período colonial. Este rapaz mestiço quer apenas viver a vida, saindo com mulheres, se divertindo com os amigos e gastando seu dinheiro. Embora seja alto executivo do Banco Nacional Angolano, ele desvia os fundos da própria instituição onde trabalha, distribuindo dinheiro aos colegas, militantes pela libertação de Angola. Joãozinho vai preso, mas quando sai da prisão, é acolhido pela sociedade como um herói local.


Dirigido por: Zezé Gamboa
Com: Lázaro Ramos, Pedro Hossi, João Lagarto
Gênero: Drama, Histórico
Nacionalidade: Portugal, Brasil, Angola

Lançamento: 10 de abril de 2014

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