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


Producer: Luís Alvarães, Fernando Vendrell
Music: Nuno Canavarro
Cinematography: Luis Correia
Film Editing: Pedro Ribeiro
Casting: Antro
Production Design: Rui Alves
Costume Design: Rosário Moreira
Makeup: Sano De Perpessac
Production Management: Isabel Silva
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director: Paulo Guilherme
Post-Production Sound Editor: Pedro Melo
Dubbing mixer: Branko Neskov
Sound: Vasco Pimentel
Gaffer: Rafael de Sousa, Paulo Duarte
Grip: Miguel Efe
Extras Casting: Nuno Milagre


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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