By Dennison RAMALHO


unknown - Completed 2018

A morgue worker breaks the unspoken code of the
dead, with terrifying consequences, in this evocative
and idiosyncratic Brazilian chiller.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • unknown
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dennison RAMALHO
    • Writer(s)
    • Dennison RAMALHO, Claudia JOUVIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Nora GOULART
    • Synopsis
    • Stênio, a mortician’s assistant at a busy São Paulo hospital,
      makes a living tending to the dead. He also has a secret
      – a gift that allows him to communicate with the lifeless
      bodies he encounters. Privy to the grave secrets of many
      an ill-fated local gangster, Stênio learns of a shocking
      betrayal in his own life and uses information gained
      from the cadavers to take care of the problem. But he
      is unwise to abuse his uncanny gift, quickly learning it is
      best to let sleeping corpses lie. The debut feature from
      Dennison Ramalho (who wrote the most recent Coffin
      Joe entry Embodiment of Evil), The Nightshifter is a film
      as tricksy as its title would suggest – unafraid to
      defy expectations with its fluctuating tones and bold
      narrative sidesteps.