Set on the tropical island of São Vicente, Cape Verde, teenage siblings Lucas and Telma struggle to survive the seedier side of island life and hold on to their dreams whilst the outside world conspires to rob them of their innocence. Naive Lucas sets out on a life-changing journey, searching the backstreet, bars and brothels to find his lost puppy before the authorities capture and destroy the animal in their pre-Carnival clear up. During his odyssey, Lucas learns his beautiful sister's new boyfriend is in fact a ruthless pimp, grooming her for prostitution, and that their drunken, charismatic father, a notorious fisherman, has a hand in the dog's disappearance. BAFTA nominee, writer/director Robbie McCallum makes his feature debut with Coração Atlântico the first film from Cape Verde since 1994 and the first ever feature filmed in Kriolu. Naive Lucas sets out on a life-changing journey, searching the favelas, bars, brothels and street-markets to find his lost puppy before the authorities capture and destroy it in their pre-Carnival clear up.
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