Technoboss

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    Technoboss

    Directed by

    Portugal, France

    2019

    112 min

    • English
    • Portuguese

    Comedy drama

    Retirement is coming soon for Luís Rovisco. The songs he dreams up during the day make up for all the injustices in his life. But standing before the receptionist Lucinda, he finds himself singing to a different tune…

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Miguel Lobo Antunes
    Luísa Cruz
    Américo Silva
    Sandra Faleiro
    Tiago Garrinhas
    Ana Tang
    Jorge Andrade
    Duarte Guimarães
    Matias Neves
    José Raposo
    Mick Greer
    Bruno Lourenço
    Screenplay
    João Nicolau
    Mariana Ricardo
    Cinematography
    Mário Castanheira
    Editing
    João Nicolau
    Alessandro Comodin
    Music
    Pedro da Silva Martins
    Norberto Lobo
    Luís José Martins
    Production
    O SOM E A FURIA
    Production
    SHELLAC SUD
    Sales
    THE MATCH FACTORY

    Press

    A cocktail of deadpan comedy, romantic longing and plaintive crooning that marches to its own defiantly idiosyncratic beat

    Allan Hunter, Screendaily

    João Nicolau

    João Nicolau

    Portugal

    I consider myself a privileged person for having the less boring job in the world: what guides my activity is the principle of pleasure.

    João Nicolau was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He works as a film director, film editor, actor and musician. He has directed the features and shorts THE SWORD AND THE ROSE (2010) and JONH FROM (2015) and the short films BIRD OF PREY (2006), SONG OF LOVE AND HEALTH (2009), THE GIFT OF TEARS (2012), A WILD GOOSE CHASE (2013) and JOHN FROM (2015). His films are regularly shown in the most prestigious film festivals: Cannes, Venice, Locarno, São Paulo, Belfort, Vienna, Busan, Buenos Aires, Sevilla, Vila do Conde, Angers, Milan, Montreal, Mar del Plata, Belo Horizonte, Valdivia, Rome, Sarajevo, among others. His latest film TECHNOBOSS (2019) was selected in the Concorso Internazionale at Locarno FF.

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