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João César Monteiro (scenario and dialogue)
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Release Date:
3 June 2003 (Portugal) See more »
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Unique! It's life! (possible spoilers, but I don't think so...) See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
João César Monteiro ... João Vuvu
Rita Pereira Marques ... Adriana / Urraca
Joaquina Chicau ... Custódia
Manuela de Freitas ... Fausta
Ligia Soares ... Narcisa the Antigona (as Lígia Soares)

José Mora Ramos ... Senhor Zé Aniceto

Rita Durão ... Jacinta
Maria Do Carmo Rôlo ... Bárbara the Policewoman
Miguel Borges ... Jorge Varela Vuvu

Rita Loureiro ... Marina
Ana Isabel Strindberg ... Zulmira
Tiago Diaz ... Miúdo do Acordeão - boy accordionist
Ana Brandão ... Eva Sigar
Rui Luís ... Padre - priest
Vítor Silva Tavares ... Man at the Funeral
Suzana Borges ... Hortênsia Vuvu (as Susana Borges)
Sofia Lima ... Girl with chrysanthemum petals
Cláudia Almedia ... Emilia
Mário Barroso ... Médico
Inês Cordovil ... Dafne
Manuel Quintas ... Cauteleiro - lottery-tickets seller
Margarida Gil ... Woman at the Funeral
Fernando Meireles ... Tocador de Sanfona - hurdy-gurdy player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Mateus ... Rapaz

Directed by
João César Monteiro 
Writing credits
João César Monteiro (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... producer
Cinematography by
Mário Barroso 
Film Editing by
João Nicolau 
Renata Sancho 
Production Design by
José Manuel Castanheira 
Costume Design by
Isabel Branco 
Lucha d'Orey 
Makeup Department
Luís de Matos .... makeup artist
Ana Maria Palma .... makeup artist
Abraão Tavares .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ana Pinhão .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ana Isabel Strindberg .... assistant director
Art Department
Pedro Castanheira .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Nicolas Cantin .... boom operator
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound
Sylvain Malbrant .... assistant sound editor
Daniel Sobrino .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Muriel Mayret .... assistant camera (as Muriel Mairet)
Francisco Oliveira .... assistant camera
Music Department
Huelgas Ensemble .... orchestra
Il Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano .... musician
Paul Van Nevel .... conductor
Other crew
Carlos Ferreiro .... titles
Luísa Perestrello .... production administrator
Renata Sancho .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vai~E~Vem" - Portugal (original title)
"Coming and Going" - International (English title) (informal alternative title)
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Portugal:179 min
Black and White (segment) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The on-screen title is Vai-E-Vem, which was the pre-release title. After the film negative editing was complete, the director decided to change the title to Vai e Vem, and this is the registered title, and the promotional Portuguese title used by the Distributor company.See more »
Continuity: When speaking with policewoman Bárbara, João smashes and throws an empty pack of cigarettes to the floor, and it rolls under the table. After opening the door to let Jorge in, João returns to the table starting a new cigarette and there is no empty pack under it.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »
Motete Qui HabitatSee more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Unique! It's life! (possible spoilers, but I don't think so...), 31 May 2007
Author: jean dugland from France

More than the fact that this is a filmed testament from the dying director, this movie is a lesson of life. Life and cinema showed by someone who knew both very well. It's not a lesson of moral, things are sometimes weird, so this is a complete, pertinent, not hiding anything, and leading us to all kind of enjoyment. Pleasure and contemplation are always showed with a kind of nostalgia. Also, some plans are really interesting to watch and shows a way of filming, and of seeing life very difficult to show (except in painting). Playing with different factors, (rhythm, time, some objects) it's showing this Beyond all objectivity, or with an objectivity beyond objects... Monteiro is playing with our senses...

I agree it can be difficult to watch, because it's long, slow, without a lot of cuts, neither a lot of movements, everything is done with long plans. But all that is the rhythm of an old guy watching life, and having his last pleasures, and taking time to have it. It's an ode to life in all its ways. I've never written any comments on this sites (only on message boards) but I had to write something about this one. This movie is really special and intense, (and in a soft way, what is strange...).

Until the last plan which put the character, the director, and us to eternity... (I won't say more about this plan, but it has to be seen...)

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