Portugal, France, Angola | 2022 | 120 min | director Carlos Conceição | DoP Vasco Viana
In 1974, after years of civil war, the Portuguese and their descendants fled the colony of Angola where independentist groups gradually claimed their territory back. TOMMY GUNS gives a dual perspective on this struggle: a tribal girl who discovers love and death when her path crosses that of a young Portuguese soldier; and a group of Portuguese soldiers, who are barracked inside an infinite wall from which they will have to escape once the past comes out of the grave to claim its long awaited justice. The film is a reflection on history, on political hatred and fear, and a portrait of the metaphysics of tyranny. It’s meant as a reflection on the cyclic nature of fascism and how to this day it remains a threat to evolution.
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