Original Title: Comédia Infantil
Mozam., Sweden, Portugal, 1998
color 92'   Feature Film - African
 
 

Nélio, a little African boy who loses his family in the civil war in Mozambique,
is taken to a training camp for boy soldiers. He manages to escape and reaches the capital after a long run. There he becomes the leader of a group of street urchins, who gradually come to believe that he can cure diseases and raise the dead. His reputation grows and people come to him for help. But the war catches up with him.
Based on a novel by Henning Mankell.

Language: Portuguese

Cast
Sérgio Titos, Joaquina Odete, Jaime Júlio, Avelino Manhiça, Francisco Chilengue

Director: Solveig Nordlund

Production Company: Prole Filme, Avenida Produções, Torromfilm

Awards
Grand Prix Cannes Junior; Prix Fiction du Festival du Film dAfrique et des Iles au monde, Ile de la Reunion (Fr); Prix de la Ville de Sainte Foy-lès-Lyon France; Prix Graine de Cinéphage at Festival de Films de Femmes Créteil, France; Prix CineJunior, Paris-Val de Marne; Prix du Jury International Figueira da Foz
Festivals
Roterdam International Film Festival, Seattle, Vancouver, Créteil, Edinburgh, Mar del Plata, London, Hamburg, Galway, Cine-Junior Paris, Cannes Junior, Gothenburg, N.Y., Portland, Nürnberg , Le Port, Ile de la Réunion

Versions: Original Version and Subtitled in English and French

Availability: The world outside the African Continent

 
   
 
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