Paco lives with his elderly mother in a poor Sao Paulo neighbourhood. When she hears the government has seized her savings the shocked woman drops dead. Paco decides to leave Brazil and agrees to smuggle a violin stuffed with raw diamonds to pay for his travel the homeland. Once in Lisbon he finds love and danger in equal measure.
Interesting viewing, if not a little strained
- Foreign Land review by Little starfish
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Foreign Land is one of those films that could have been amazing, but falters (in my opinion) on the on-screen chemistry between characters and the development of Paco. Although parts were well acted, some of his actions in the film feel unrealistic for this character. Similarly, important relationships don't appear as genuine as they should. Still, 4 stars for watchability. If were not being picky, it was enjoyable viewing.