The Hunchback

by Gabriel Abrantes & Ben Rivers, 2016

All of our simulations are designed to help you reacquire outmoded functions such as companionship, moral awareness, guilt, empathy, and other obsolete human feelings.

In this delirious sci-fi riff off of the ‘Arabian Nights’ Tale of the Hunchback, Rivers and Abrantes submerge us in a technological dystopia reigned by Dalaya.com, a mega-corporation that forces it’s employees to ‘relax’ at company-run medieval reenactments.

Directing:

Gabriel Abrantes
Ben Rivers

Scriptwriting:

Gabriel Abrantes
Ben Rivers

Cinematography:

Jorge Quintela

Sound:

Pedro Melo
Carlos Abreu

Editing:

Margarida Lucas

With:

Carloto Cotta
Gustavo Sumpta
Anton Skrzypiciel
Norman MacCallum
Mariana Mourato
Randolph Albright
Celia Williams
Elizabeth Bochman
Pedro Alfacinha
Jonathan Weightman
Maya Booth

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Produced by A Mutual Respect Productions [PT]
Co-produced by Les Films du Bélier [FR]

S16mm transferred to HD, 30 min.
Color / 16:9 / 5.1 Dolby Sound
Language: Portuguese

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