Gebo And The Shadow
by Manoel de Oliveira
Gebo lives with his wife and his daughter in law, his only son’s wife, in a humble house. Their son has been silent in a while, to the mother’s despair. The father suspects his son is devoting himself to not so commendable activities, but he does what he can to keep it from his wife. The daughter-inlaw takes care of them as if they were their own parents. Nonetheless, she waits for her husband. Suddenly one night the son shows up. The mother believes in his return, but the father has no illusions. Intentionally or not, the father doesn’t hide the colossal amount of money he’s been keeping, belonging to the company in which he works as the treasurer. His son shamelessly steals from him. The father has no choice and keeps from his wife their son’s fraud against his employer...