Sleepwalking Land (film)

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Sleepwalking Land
Directed by Teresa Prata
Produced by Filmes de Fundo, Ebano Multimedia, ICAM, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (RTP), ZDF Arte
Screenplay by Teresa Prata (Adaptación de la novela epónima de Mia Couto)
Starring Nick Lauro Teresa, Aldino José, Hélio Fumo, Ilda Gonzalez, Laura Soveral
Music by Alex Goretzki
Cinematography Dominique Gentil
Edited by Paulo Ebelo, Jacques Witta
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Country Germany

Sleepwalking Land is a 2007 film, directed by Teresa Prata and based on the eponymous novel by Mia Couto.


In Mozambique, the civil war causes devastation among the population. Amongst this chaos, young Muidinga dreams of finding his family. One day, he finds a diary on a lifeless body; it speaks of a woman searching for her son. Convinced that he’s the missing son, Muidinga decides to find her. On his journey he’s accompanied by an old man, Tuahir, always ready to tell a tale. Their journey is a battle, and turns them into somnambulists in a country devastated by war.