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Os vivos tambem choram

Fortnight 2012, Short film, 30mn


Ze is a dockworker in Lisbon. He watches enviously the ships he will never board. He dreams of leaving his wife and the slum. He has been saving money in secret to travel to Sweden. But one night he gets home to discover that his wife found his savings and spent them on a new washing machine.


Basil da Cunha

Swiss of portuguese origin born in 1985, Basil da Cunha joins the Cinema Department at the Geneva University of Art and Design in 2007. In 2011 and 2012, his short films Nuvem and Os vivos também choram are selected by the Director’s Fortnight where Os vivos… received a Special Mention from the Illy Jury. Até ver a luz is his first feature film.

Dorin Dragos
José Pedro Gomes

Basil Da Cunha

Patrick Tresch

Filipe Tavares

Emilie Morier, Basil Da Cunha, Julien Rouyet

Set decoration
Francisco Garcia

Production :
Box Productions
4 rue de la Savonnerie 4
1020 Renens – Suisse
Tél : +41 21 312 6411

Coproduction :
O Som e a Fùria (Portugal)
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse (Suisse)

Title in Original Version : Les Vivants pleurent aussi