An Outpost of Progress

Category: feature
Director: Hugo Vieira da Silva
Country: Portugal
Year: 2015
Length: 122'
Production Status: completed

Summary

At the end of the 19th century, two inexperienced Portuguese colonizers, with a vague intention of civilizing the colonies, disembark in a remote part of the Congo River in order to take charge of a trading post. As time goes by, they become increasingly demoralized by their inability to profit from the ivory trade. A mutual feeling of distrust and misunderstandings with the locals isolate them at the heart of the tropical jungle. Facing each other, they begin a journey towards the abyss.


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