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Release Date:
3 June 2003 (Portugal) See more »
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  (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 Pickpocket (1959)See more »
La Verbena de la Paloma - Havanera concertanteSee more »


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4 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
God Awful!, 10 March 2005
Author: (FilmDiva6) from Florida, USA

I had to see this film because my Film History 2 professor made us watch it. My professor told us that he had just come across Joao and he loved this film and he loves all of the films he has seen by him. I have no idea why though. In my opinion this was three hours of nonsense. I sat there confused the entire time. The only thing I understood about the plot was the part about his son and even that has it's holes. I also think he is kind of a copy cat because I saw many of the same sexual things that Godard did in his films. In fact, by the end of this film I felt like I had just finished watching a Godard film. I came out of class feeling confused and disgusted. I do not recommend this film to anyone unless they love Extremely slow moving films, subtitles, and a completely confusing plot. The other reason I found this film hard to watch was because it was in Portuguese and I speak some Castillion Spanish so that combined with the English subtitles drove me nuts. I think most people won't find this a problem, but I did. Again I do not recommend this to anyone. I thought the independent film "The Item" was the worst movie I had ever seen, but then I saw this one. I hope this saves a lot of people from the same torture I had to endure.

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