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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 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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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Black and White (segment)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

João César Monteiro's final film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Pickpocket (1959) See more »

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Soyirindo, Mùsica bambara do Baninko (Mali)
Musée d'Ethnographie Genève 1998
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Everything comes and goes back again
5 February 2005 | by Pedro_DuarteSee all my reviews

This is a very interesting film, but I'm afraid only a Portuguese person from Lisbon can fully understand it's unique feeling.

João Cesar Monteiro died, and this film are his final words.

"Vai e Vem" is art of a man who knows he's near his end. João Vuvu is João César Monteiro dying, like he's capable of touching death. There's nothing similar to this state. Everything comes and goes back again.

In this film, JCM humor is different. There's an even bigger amount of sadness in it.

Wonderfuly heavy.

However, it's hard to watch and probably boring if you're not in the mood, or if you're not able to understand it.


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