Joao Vuvu, a widower with no family, lives alone in his large house that shows signs of wealth in an old neighborhood of Lisbon. He is not very sociable, if at all, and every day repeats the same routine. Yet when his son gets out of prison, it provokes a desire for regeneration in Joao.
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He called himself God, because within a monogamous Catholicism and to his uncompromising anti-clericalism, God alone possessed a harmonious harem, where armies of brides (the nuns) swore love to their Betrothed and all the fellow wives. "Shortness of life results in shamelessness of love", yet rarely has anyone added such wits and affability to that statement. Before I watched this film I didn't know that Monteiro
A rodagem do "Vai e Vem" começou há exactamente 10 anos: 24 de Julho de 2002. / Shooting started 10 years ago, on July,the 24th 2002.
Publiquei alguns materiais do meu arquivo de anotadora, aqui / Check-it out some of my script supervisor materials, here:
É tanta coisa, é um porradão de coisas.
"De maluco tenho muito pouco", dizia JCM numa entrevista em 1997. Este filme comprova-o. Um final, uma retrospectiva (Vuvu quase lê João de Deus), um adeus. Ao seu jeito.
Oh my various deities. The fact that I had an intense dislike for Monteiro's character didn't help. But besides a couple nice shots, not worth it at all. I am probably not coming back to this director at all, egh.