At night, a constant stream of lifeless gang members and hooligans are wheeled into São Paolo’s mortuary. If there’s no room, the bodies are temporarily stored in the corridor or by the toilets. Unhappy, hard-working assistant pathologist Stênio is never bored when things get quiet because he can talk to the dead. When Stênio finds out his wife’s secret thanks to this paranormal gift, he unintentionally sets off a chain reaction of revenge, doom and disaster.

The Brazilian horror film The Night Shifter is a macabre quest for salvation with constant crime and howling sirens as its backdrop. Besides dismembered bodies and supernatural apparitions, it is mostly about Stênio’s dysfunctional family. How can he protect his children from the evil emanating from the afterlife, their violent city and their arguing parents?

Original title
Morto não fala
Filmmaker
Dennison Ramalho
Country
Brazil
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
110’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Nora Goulart
Production Company
Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre
Sales
Stray Dogs
Writer
Dennison Ramalho, Claudia Jouvin
Cinematography
André Faccioli
Editor
Jair Peres
Production Design
Fábio Goldfarb
Sound Design
Ricardo Reis
Cast
Daniel Oliveira, Fabíula Nascimento, Bianca Comparato, Marco Ricca, Cauã Martins, Annalara Prates