Dying to Go Home

George Sluizer, Carlos da Silva Feature film - 1996 - 102 min.

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Nostalgic comedy about a Portuguese migrant who dies in Amsterdam. After his funeral, he awakens as a ghost and finds out his soul will only find peace when he is buried in his home country. Back in Portugal the ghost finds out that he can contact dreaming people, even though he is invisible, unheard and intangible. In the weeks that ensue he desperately tries to persuade his sister to transport his bones back to Portugal. When his message at last gets through to her, the story takes a strange turn.


Script Carlos da Silva
Jennifer Field
Production Company
Taiga Films
Director of Photography
Theo Bierkens
Production Design
Philippe Graff
Sound on Set
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands, Portugal