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directed by Carlos Conceição

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.

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CAST João Arrais, Anabela Moreira, Gustavo Sumpta, Miguel Amorim, João Cachola

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE  Portuguese and Nyaneka

PRODUCED BY  Terratreme Filmes, Virgine Films, Mirabilis

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Carlos Conceição was born in Angola. He first came to Locarno with his short film
“Versailles” in 2013. His shorts “Goodnight Cinderella” and “Bad Bunny” premiered in
Cannes and his first feature length film “Serpentarius” was widely acclaimed after its
premiere at the Berlinale Forum in 2019. The hour-long horror film “Name Above Title”,
has made a few Top 10 lists in 2021, and garnered the notorious Méliès d’Argent. Carlos
is currently finishing a body-horror film about body dysmorphia.

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