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Cape Verde My Love

Maluala - directed by Sergio Giral

Director:Ana Lucia Ramos Lisboa
From: Cape Verde
Year: 2007 African Film Minutes: 77
Language: Creole with English subtitles
Genre: Drama

Praïa, Cape verde. Laura, Flavia and Bela are childhood friends. Each leads her own life and they sometimes meet to dance, dine and have fun. But one day the calm rivers of their lives break their banks and become wild torrents: Ricardo, Flavia's husband, rapes his pupil Indira, Laura's 13-year old eldest daughter. A film that takes a critical look at the lives of women in Cape Verde.