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Vai~E~Vem (2003)

João Vuvu, lives alone in a house that requires regeneration but due to being alone he is unable to do the work. On his son's release from prison and João's ensuing deception triggers a series of somber events.

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João César Monteiro (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
João César Monteiro ... João Vuvu
Rita Pereira Marques Rita Pereira Marques ... Adriana / Urraca
Joaquina Chicau Joaquina Chicau ... Custódia
Manuela de Freitas Manuela de Freitas ... Fausta
Ligia Soares Ligia Soares ... Narcisa the Antigona (as Lígia Soares)
José Mora Ramos ... Senhor Zé Aniceto
Rita Durão ... Jacinta
Maria Do Carmo Rôlo Maria Do Carmo Rôlo ... Bárbara the Policewoman
Miguel Borges ... Jorge Varela Vuvu
Rita Loureiro ... Marina
Ana Isabel Strindberg Ana Isabel Strindberg ... Zulmira
Tiago Diaz Tiago Diaz ... Miúdo do Acordeão - boy accordionist
Ana Brandão Ana Brandão ... Eva Sigar
Rui Luís Rui Luís ... Padre - priest
Vítor Silva Tavares Vítor Silva Tavares ... Man at the Funeral
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Storyline

João Vuvu, lives alone in a house that requires regeneration but due to being alone he is unable to do the work. On his son's release from prison and João's ensuing deception triggers a series of somber events.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

Portuguese | Ukrainian | Spanish | Latin | Greek

Release Date:

3 June 2003 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Come and Go See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Black and White (segment)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Bella Ciao
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monumentally boring and painfully long
7 December 2003 | by littlesiddieSee all my reviews

This movie is a complete waste of time. The whole thing consists of endless static shots of the writer/director/star, Monteiro, spouting witty sounding or profound sounding gibberish.

Every now and then Monteiro minces around, quasi-adorably, like a wizened little Portuguese Nosferatu.

To sustain audience interest and to presumably show what exquisite taste he has, Monteiro places a young nubile Latina hottie in the shot, and allows her to listen in rapt attention while he spouts off endlessly. All I can say is, I certainly hope she was paid well for what must surely have been the sheerest torture.

The only redeeming qualities to this film were a couple nice musical numbers on the soundtrack and the beautiful outside location shots of Lisbon.

I've seen one other of Monteiro's movies, "God's Comedy", and that had similar problems, but not as bad as "Vai E Vem".

Much is made of the fact that this was Monteiro's last film before he died in 2003. It seems pretty clear from the hugely self absorbed and self indulgent character of this film that it constitutes more of a curse than a blessing on the world he was leaving behind.


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