Virgílio Roveda is a man who devoted his life to cinema. Comedies, dramas, Westerns, horror movies, Brazilian country movies, crime thrillers, Brazilian soft-porn comedies. It's hard to find a genre Virgílio hasn't ventured into a career spanning over 50 years. He has been a cinematographer, camera operator, assistant, production manager and even executive producer. Indeed, a veritable Jack of All Trades. Inspired by the eponymous book by Mateus Trunk, the movie tells this professional's story as well as that of the São Paulo movie industry over the last half century. It also becomes a meaningful account of a generation that devoted itself to our film industry, a chronicle of characters that remain in the shadows of Brazil's cinema culture: the technicians. Anonymous professionals who who made significant contributions to the Brazilian motion-picture industry.
The story of a man who devoted his life to cinema, a veritable Jack of All Trades.