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Mabata Bata (2017)

MABATA BATA is a trip to the African modern rural world in Mozambique, where the magical universe is still very present on people's life who have few options to face poverty. Their great ... See full summary »

Director:

Sol de Carvalho

Writers:

Mia Couto (original story), José Magro (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mário Mabjaia Mário Mabjaia ... Espírito
Emílio Bila Emílio Bila ... Azarias
Esperança Naiene Esperança Naiene ... Irondina
Medianeira Massingue Medianeira Massingue ... Lúcia
Shcozo Ichiyama Shcozo Ichiyama
Horácio Guiamba Horácio Guiamba ... Raul
Filomena Remigio Filomena Remigio ... Carolina
Wilton Boene Wilton Boene ... José
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MABATA BATA is a trip to the African modern rural world in Mozambique, where the magical universe is still very present on people's life who have few options to face poverty. Their great dream, still now, is to reach the 'other side', where they believe they can find potential solutions for their lives. But what is the point of making plans if the war can keep you from accomplishing them? The film is an adaptation of THE DAY MABATA BATA EXPLODED, a short story by international awarded writer MIA COUTO, published in VOICES MADE NIGHT, the author's first short stories book. The original story talks about a shepherd boy who wants to go to school, but he is not allowed to do it because he has to take care of the herd for the lobolo (traditional dowry) of his uncle, who works in the mines of South Africa. Above all, he has to take care of MABATA BATA, the herd's biggest ox. In the adaptation, the film gains a magical dimension, with the introduction of a ceremony, with an invocation of the...

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Country:

Mozambique | Portugal

Language:

Tsonga

Release Date:

30 April 2017 (Mozambique) See more »

Also Known As:

O Dia em que Explodiu Mabata Bata See more »

Filming Locations:

Chibuto, Gaza, Mozambique

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Bando à Parte, Promarte See more »
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