TRAIN OF SALT AND SUGAR

COMBOIO DE SAL E AÇÚCAR

By Licínio DE AZEVEDO

UKBAR FILMES - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2016


    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • PORTUGAL, FRANCE, BRAZIL, SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQUE
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Licínio DE AZEVEDO
    • Writer(s)
    • Licínio DE AZEVEDO, Teresa PEREIRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Pablo IRAOLA, Pandora CUNHA TELLES
    • Synopsis
    • Mozambique is in the midst of a civil war. The train that connects Nampula to Malawi is the only hope for hundreds of people, who are willing to risk their own lives to guarantee the survival of their families. Running 5 km per hour over sabotaged tracks, the train journey is filled with obstacles and adventure, where the violence of soldiers against the people who they were supposed to protect is tangled with the enemy's violence.
      This is the story of the stoic Mariamu, a frequent passenger who continues doing the same journey to take salt from the coast of Mozambique and is bringing back sugar from Malawi; of nurse Rosa, who is going to the hospital where she was placed, living the reality of war for the first time; and of the Lieutenant Taiar, who only knows the reality of the military life. Stories of love and war that defy death and despair, creating a space for hope filled with the traditional African oral stories.
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