All the Dead Ones

« ALL THE DEAD ONES is an accomplished film by directing duo Caetano Gotardo and Marco Dutra, rich in the nation’s poetry and music, daring in highlighting women’s voices while commenting on Brazil’s history of inequality of wealth, class, and race. »
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In Brazil, 1899, shortly after the abolition of slavery, the ghosts of the past still walk among the living. For the women of the Soares family, the task of giving up their privilege and adapting to a middle-class reality drives them to the brink of madness. For Iná Nascimento, a former enslaved woman, the struggle to reunite her loved ones in a hostile new world forces her to face the truth about herself. Between Brazil’s troubled past and fractured present, these women feel the ground shifting beneath their feet as they try to create a future of their own.

Festivals & Awards

  • 70th Berlinale: Competition 2020
  • 68th San Sebastián International Film Festival: Horizontes latinos 2020
  • 44th Saõ Paulo International Film Festival: Spécial screening 2020
  • 17th IndieLisboa: Silvestre Award for Best Feature Film 2020



Caetano Gotardo & Marco Dutra

Caetano Gotardo

  • 2019 Your Bones and Your Eyes
  • 2017 Let the Storm (Short)
  • 2015 Choclo (Short)
  • 2013 Matter (Short)
  • 2012 The Moving Creatures
  • 2012 The Boats (Short)
  • 2010 Other People (Short)
  • 2009 The Japanese Boy (Short)
  • 2008 Sand (Short)
  • 2005 The Open Diary of R. (Short)
  • 2003 Not Meant to Hurt (Short)

Marco Dutra

  • 2017 Good Manners
  • 2017 The Hypnotist (TV Series)
  • 2016 The Silence of the Sky
  • 2014 When I Was Alive
  • 2013 We Were Born Today (Short)
  • 2011 Hard Labor
  • 2009 The Shadows (Short)
  • 2007 A Stem (Short)
  • 2004 Concert Number Three (Short)
  • 2004 The White Sheet (Short)
  • 2003 Waiting (Short)


Pedro Souza (Francisco), Luís Mármora (Seu Pedro), Eduardo Rodrigues Deguti Barros (Luiz), Laura Vieira (Munirah), Gustavo Vinagre (Silvano), Clément Duboin (Owner), John Trengove (Luchino), Othon Perdigão (Lorenzo)


Screenwriter: Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra
Cinematography: Hélène Louvart, AFC
Editing: Juliana Rojas, Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra
Sound: Christophe Vingtrinier, Rubén Valdes, Gabriela Cunha
Music: “Salloma” Salomão, Gui Braz
Producers: Sara Silveira, Maria Ionescu, Clément Duboin, Florence Cohen
Associate Producers: Dan Wechsler, Andreas Roald
Production: Dezenove Som e Imagens (BR), Good Fortune Films (FR), Bord Cadre films (CH)
International Sales: Indie Sales (FR)

Technical Data

Format: 1.85 : 1 / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 120′
Released: 2020
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English, French


Original title: Todos os mortos