Dribbling Fate (Cape Verde: 1998)


Fernando Vendrell

Cast list

Carlos Germano

Betina Lopes

Paulo Miranda

Manuel Estevão

Elíseo Leite

Figueira Cid

Daniel Martinho

Rita Loureiro

Elisangela Monteiro

Silvia Lima

Jose Spencer

Horácio Santos

Diogo Dória

Adriano Almeida

Ana Firmino

Carlos Rodrigues

Rui Águas

António Veloso


Produced by
Luís Alvarães
... producer
Fernando Vendrell
... producer
Music by
Nuno Canavarro

Cinematography by
Luis Correia

Film Editing by
Pedro Ribeiro

Casting By

Production Design by
Rui Alves

Costume Design by
Rosário Moreira

Makeup Department
Sano De Perpessac
... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Production Management
Isabel Silva
... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paulo Guilherme
... assistant director
Sound Department
Pedro Melo
... post-production sound editor
Branko Neskov
... dubbing mixer
Vasco Pimentel
... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Rafael de Sousa
... gaffer
Paulo Duarte
... gaffer
Miguel Efe
... grip
Casting Department
Nuno Milagre
... extras casting
Music Department
Carlos Germano
... performer: closing song
Betina Lopes
... singer: closing music
Other crew
Ana Barros
... accountant
Diana Coelho
... production secretary
Manuel Romualdo
... groupman


Life has moved too fast for Mane. at the age of 50 he watches the slow sacrifice of his ideals. His wife, Lucy, has locked him in to a daily routine. His work in a small commercial shop and grocer's has worn him out. His dreams have evaporated into the drought of the beaten earth of Mindelo. Now forgotten, with his past as a great football player for Mindelense, in St Vincent in Cape Verde, he only has the belated compassion of his friends, neighbours, and cafe companions: "He was important", "He was the keeper in Cape Verde", "He could have played for Benfica!" Mane rejects the loss of his status as a hero. When training a youth team he sees himself again in KALU, a rebellious but talented youth. He is guided by a whirlwind of thoughts; he was also young, had opportunities, felt the sting of love and wasted his flame. A beaten leather ball shines in his hands once again, Benfica, his club, calls him to the Portuguese Cup Final.

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