Technoboss

by João Nicolau

Technoboss

Synopsis

Luís Rovisco, divorced and well into his sixties, is hoping to retire soon from his job as the commercial director of SegurVale – Integrated Systems of Access Control. Until that happens, he can more often be found behind the wheel of his car, singing about what he sees along the way. Quick on the draw and with a ready smile, his years of experience allow him to gracefully avoid the traps that technology, his coworkers and a mysteriously absent boss keep setting on his path. Not even the death of Napoleão (a cat), the constant pain in his knee or a family altercation overpower him: there’s no wrong that a song can’t make right. But before Lucinda, the receptionist at Almadrava Hotel, he finds himself singing to a different tune.

Director

João Nicolau was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He has never understood (nor will he ever) a thing about the Middle East. He works as a film director and editor and, sometimes, as an actor and musician. His films are regularly shown in the most prestigious film festivals: Cannes, Venice, Locarno, São Paulo, Belfort, Vienna, Busan, Buenos Aires, Seville, Vila do Conde, Mexico City, Angers, Milan, Montreal, Mar del Plata, Belo Horizonte, Valdivia, Rome, Sarajevo, among others.

Filmography:

2019: TECHNOBOSS
2015: JOHN FROM
2013: WILD HAGGIS (GAMBOZINOS) (short)
2012: THE GIFT OF TEARS (O DOM DAS LÁGRIMAS) (short)
2010: THE SWORD AND THE ROSE (A ESPADA E A ROSA)
2009: SONG OF LOVE AND GOOD HEALTH (CANÇÃO DE AMOR E SAÚDE) (short)
2006: BIRD OF PREY (RAPACE) (short)

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

Crew

Director João Nicolau
Screenplay João Nicolau and Mariana Ricardo
Original Score Pedro da Silva Martins, Norberto Lobo and Luís José Martins
Director of Photography Mário Castanheira
Sound Director Miguel Martins
Editing Alessandro Comodin and João Nicolau
Sound Mix Miguel Martins
Musical Director Luís José Martins
Wardrobe Susana Moura
Set Design Artur Pinheiro
Make Up and Hair Araceli Fuente
Production Manager Miguel Perdigão
Producers Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar, Thomas Ordonneau

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 5.1
length 112 min.
original language Portuguese, English

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