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by Manoel de Oliveira


Gebo lives with his wife and his daughter in law, his only son’s wife, in a humble house. Their son has been silent in a while, to the mother’s despair. The father suspects his son is devoting himself to not so commendable activities, but he does what he can to keep it from his wife. The daughter-inlaw takes care of them as if they were their own parents. Nonetheless, she waits for her husband. Suddenly one night the son shows up. The mother believes in his return, but the father has no illusions. Intentionally or not, the father doesn’t hide the colossal amount of money he’s been keeping, belonging to the company in which he works as the treasurer. His son shamelessly steals from him. The father has no choice and keeps from his wife their son’s fraud against his employer...

international title: Gebo And The Shadow
original title: O Gebo e a Sombra
country: Portugal, France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
film run: 91'
release date: FR 26/09/2012, PT 11/10/2012, IT 26/06/2014
screenplay: Manoel de Oliveira
cast: Claudia Cardinale, Jeanne Moreau, Michael Lonsdale, Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trêpa, Luís Miguel Cintra
cinematography by: Renato Berta
film editing: Valérie Loiseleux
art director: Christian Marti
costumes designer: Adelaide Maria Trêpa
producer: Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Luís Urbano
production: O Som e a Fúria
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Île de France
distributor: Epicentre Films, Nos Lusomundo Audiovisuais, Mediaplex Italia


main awards/selection

Biennale di Venezia 2012 Out of Competition

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