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The Train of Salt and Sugar (Portuguese: Comboio de Sal e Açúcar) is a 2016 internationally co-produced adventure film directed by Licínio Azevedo.[2] It was selected as the Mozambican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[3]

The Train of Salt and Sugar
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Film poster
Directed byLicínio Azevedo
Written byLicínio Azevedo
StarringThiago Justino
Release date
  • 10 August 2016 (2016-08-10) (Locarno)
  • 28 September 2017 (2017-09-28) (Portugal)
Running time
93 minutes
Box office$2,293[1]



In the midst of civil war, a train with passengers and goods must travel 500 miles through guerrilla-held territory.


  • Thiago Justino as Salomão
  • Melanie de Vales Rafael as Rosa
  • Matamba Joaquim as Taiar
  • Absalão Narduela as Ascêncio

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Train of Salt and Sugar". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  2. ^ Vourlias, Christopher (5 November 2016). "'Train of Salt and Sugar' Named Best Film at Inaugural Joburg Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Comboio de Sal e Açúcar é o candidato moçambicano aos Óscares" (in Portuguese). Público. Retrieved 29 September 2017.

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