A story about life, love, and unexpected miracles.
Set against breathtaking landscapes of mountains, desert terrain and endless beaches, Testamento tells the posthumous tale of Cape Verde's leading citizen. A self-made man of enormous wealth, Napumoceno da Silva Araujo (Nelson Xavier) is survived by a nephew who expects to inherit his thriving business and immense fortune. The millionaire's will however, leaves all his possessions to a young woman named GraÃ§a (Maria CeiÃ§a), the illegitimate daughter no one knew he had. As part of her inheritance, GraÃ§a receives a set of audiocassettes containing Araujo's personal accounts of his wild, romantic, and often dubious exploits. Filled with both comedy and pathos, these taped memoirs not only reveal the father she never knew, but the mystery and unpredictability of life itself.