Colossal Youth, DVD



Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa writes and directs this expressionistic docudrama chronicling the relocation of the inhabitants of a Lisbon slum to a new development on the outskirts of the city.

Retired labourer Ventura, who emigrated from Cape Verde to Portugal in the early 1970s, has over the years become a father figure of sorts to an array of displaced and disenfranchised young people in and around the slum.

The film takes the form of a sequence of vignettes chronicling the daily lives and conversations of the slum's inhabitants as they come to terms with the changes that lie ahead.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5060000403367
  • Catalogue number: EKA40336
  • Studio: Eureka
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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