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by Manuel Mozos


The story of a young man entering on his critical adult phase. While being a child, Xavier was given up by his mother to an orphanage where he spent childhood.
There he had the friendship of Hipólito and the love and care of sister Maria da Luz, a nun.
During adolescence Xavier was adopted by the Alves, a bourgeois family with a daughter called Luísa, a little younger than him. The Alves prevented Xavier from any contact with his mother, but gave him an appropriate life. Nevertheless, rebelliousness arrives at the same time as he grows up.

original title: Xavier
country: Portugal
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Manuel Mozos
film run: 95'
release date: PT 17/10/2003
screenplay: Manuel Mozos, Jorge Silva Melo, Manuela Viegas
cast: Pedro Hestnes, Cristina Carvalhal, Sandra Faleiro, José Meireles, Canto e Castro, Isabel de Castro, Isabel Ruth, David Cotter, José Pedro Gomes, Alexandra Lencastre, Alexandra Lencastre, Celeste Rodrigues, Manuela de Freitas, José Mora Ramos
cinematography by: José António Loureiro
film editing: Manuel Mozos, Nuno Carvalho, Pedro Marques
producer: Paulo Rocha
production: Suma Filmes
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