113 minutes

A penniless immigrant arrives in the big city with no work or money and discovers he is a talented cook, but still ends up in prison as he realises everybody seems to be out to exploit him. Lively, crowdpleasing black comedy whose grand-guignolesque ending and predictable storyline aren't enough to offset its clever handling and writing and good performances.

A Zencrane Filmes/Indiana Production presentation/production. 
Starring João Miguel, Fabiula Nascimento, Babu Santana, Carlo Briani, Zeca Cenovicz, Alexander Sil; special guest, Paulo Miklos; special guest, Jean-Pierre Noher.
Directed by Marcos Jorge; produced by Cláudia da Natividade, Fabrizio Donvito, Marco Cohen; screenplay by Lusa Silvestre, Mr. Jorge, Ms. da Natividade, Mr. Donvito, from a story by Mr. Silvestre, Mr. Jorge, inspired by the short story by Mr. Silvestre, "Presos pelo Estômago"; music by Giovanni Venosta; director of photography (Teleimage), Toca Seabra; art director, Jussara Perussolo; costume designer, Marisol Grossi; film editor, Luca Alverdi.
Screened: distributor advance press screening, UCI El Corte Inglés 12 (Lisbon), April 28th 2010.


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