With calm and clear imagery, Cabo depicts the ambivalent world of the young Cape Verdean Arthur, an ambitious medical student with a great Dutch girlfriend. When a mysteriously smiling African demands a solution to a sensitive problem, Arthur is forced to confront a part of his life he would rather forget.


Tarikh Janssen, Samira Maas, Adison dos Reis & Issaka Sawadogo


DirectorIvan Barbosa
ScreenplayRogier de Blok
ProducerStienette Bosklopper
VARA & VPRO Television
Director of photographyGregg Telussa
Production DesignJan Willem van der Schoot
EditorDaan Wierda
Sound designMark Glynne
Costume designSara Hakkenberg

Supported by

Made within the framework of the One Night Stand by the Netherlands Film Fund, the film is co-produced with VPRO Television, VARA Television, NTR Television and supported by the Netherlands Media Fund, The Netherlands Film Fund, the Co-production Fund for Domestic Broadcasting (CoBO).

Release & Festivals

World premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival 2012

Technical Features

Dutch/Cape Verdean, 46 mins, HDcam, color, Dolby Digital