Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In a slightly wooden rendering of the fight for Mozambique's independence, this political drama is fired by Pedro (Santos Mulungo) and his guerrilla unit who brave tough odds to help their country eventually throw off the 450-year-old Portuguese yoke. Set in 1971, independence was actually four years away when the fictional Pedro is captured by the Portuguese. His band of rebels storm the Portuguese barracks with the intent of freeing him -- though the prognosis for success does not seem good.
against-all-odds, revolution, war