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14 November 1997 (Portugal) See more »
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2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Emptiness See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Vanda Duarte ... Clotilde
Nuno Vaz ... The Father
Mariya Lipkina ... Tina
Isabel Ruth ... Eduarda
Inês de Medeiros ... Whore
Miguel Sermão ... Clotilde's Husband
Berta Susana Teixeira ... Nurse
Clotilde Montron ... Friend
Zita Duarte ... Friend
Beatriz Lopez
Luísa Carvalho
Ana Marta
Carolina Eira
Ricardo Tavares
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Anna Carvalho ... Prostitute
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Directed by
Pedro Costa 
 
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Pedro Costa 

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Machuel 
 
Film Editing by
Jackie Bastide 
 
Production Design by
Zé Branco 
 
Costume Design by
Isabel Favila 
 
Production Management
Elisabeth Bocquet .... production manager (as Elizabeth Bocquet)
António Gonçalo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Maria Vaz da Silva .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jean Dubreuil .... sound editor
Henri Maïkoff .... sound
Pedro Melo .... sound recordist
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Gérard Rousseau .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Cardeira .... second assistant camera
 
Other crew
Pedro Madeira .... costuming assistant
 
Thanks
Dominique Auvray .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
João Botelho .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Manuela Correia .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Francis Duchet .... acknowledgment
João Egipto .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Françoise Elefantis .... acknowledgment
Luísa Ferrer .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Michel Hamon .... acknowledgment
Vasco Pimentel .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Augusto Rasta .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Fausto Rosário .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Os Sabura .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Vladimir Stein .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
 

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94 min
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Followed by In Vanda's Room (2000)See more »
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6 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Emptiness, 10 January 2012
Author: kazys binkis from Lithuania

Before watching this film, and because of what I had been reading about it on the Internet, I thought it was an attempt to capture the feeling of decadence present in the city of Lisbon and its surroundings (if you have been there you know what I mean). But then I saw it. And understood that in a way I was right... it is an attempt, it does not mean that the director was capable of doing so.

The so called "slow movies" or "long shot sequences" cannot, alone, produce a film. "Ossos" seems to be just that, just a bunch of long shots filmed in an extremely slow pace trying to be - by itself - an art-movie. There is here no connection at all between form and content.

The feeling I got from watching this was that anyone could have made the film. No idea was needed, and no money for production I am sure. You just need to film a couple of people staring at the walls, with no script at all, with some shouting in the background.

It is almost impossible to debate this film as it is completely empty as a film. OK, we can discuss the content but as a representation of a piece of reality, leading us the a discussion about something independent from the movie itself. But the film is just that: a big ZERO.

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