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by Pedro Costa


The Cap-Vert area of Fontainhas in the Lisbon suburbs is living its last days. The majority of its 9,000 inhabitants are to be rehoused in new apartment blocks. Clotilde, who has fond memories of the sea in the Cap-Vert and the sharks swimming there, decides to leave her husband, at 75. Ventura, a builder, is a little bit crazy ever since he had an accident at a construction site. Ventura refuses to change anything. He believes that old age can be youth.

international title: Colossal Youth
original title: Juventude em marcha
country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Pedro Costa
film run: 140'
release date: PT 23/11/2006, FR 13/02/2007
screenplay: Pedro Costa
cast: Maria do Céu Barbosa, Mario Ventura Medina
film editing: Pedro Marques, Pedro Costa
producer: Pedro Costa, Philippe Avril, Francisco Villa-Lobos
production: Contracosta Produções, Les Films de l'Étranger, Unlimited, Ventura Film, ARTE France Cinéma, RTP - Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, RTSI (CH)
distributor: Contracosta (PT), Equation (FR)


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Cannes 2006 Official Competition

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