- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 7, 2003
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Fox Lorber
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
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New York Times - 10/24/1997
"...A small, taut drama....[An] efficient, neatly acted black-and-white film..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/01/1996
"...A strong, bold film....FOREIGN LAND exudes youthful drive and outrage and is romantic as it is critical..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/13/1998
"...FOREIGN LAND is an evocative Portugese film about a country in turmoil. It's also a thrilling character study in which the striking stars display more sensual, onscreen chemistry than Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in TITANIC..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2007
"Salles and co-director Daniela Thomas bring lyricism and biting irony to their material."
Walter Salles (CENTRAL STATION) and Daniela Thomas co-directed this crime drama about expatriate Brazilians who get mixed up in the Lisbon underworld. Paco (Pinto), a young Brazilian looking for a way to get to Spain, is offered a job as a courier to Lisbon by Igor, a black market dealer who assures him that when he gets to Lisbon he'll be given enough money to get there by his contact, Miguel. Meanwhile, Miguel's girlfriend, Alex, begins searching for a way back to her native Brazil, to no avail. Unfortunately, when Paco gets to Lisbon, Miguel is dead, the package he was supposed to deliver is stolen, and he finds himself on the run from his employers. Looking for anything to help him figure out what has happened, he runs into Alex, and both of them decide to try to get back to Brazil before they are caught by Igor and his gang.