Berlinale: Sales Agent Latido, Portuguese Broadcaster RTP Board Series ‘South’

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“SOUTH”, Latido’s latest TV Series adquisition is making its appearance today, February. 21 at the CoPro Series, part of the 2018 Berlinale Co-Production Market.

The thriller is directed by IVO M. FERREIRA (“Letters From War”: Portugal’s entry in the race for the 2017 Academy Awards) and produced by Edgar Medina’s Arquipélago Filmes.

“We have placed a crime noir fiction in the most exciting and undiscovered of settings – old Lisbon. We unveil its darkest sides: a genuine experience combining an international narrative with a local flavor and characters, a true Mediterranean crime noir,” Medina said.

Set in Lisbon, a nihilistic inspector of the Criminal Investigation Police, inquiries the appearance of a woman’s corpse on the River Tagus. While the investigation is under way, the country, troubled by an intense economic and social crisis, is about to collapse. A second corpse is added to the first, and then a third and a fourth, in the days that follow. Young women with no apparent connection are killed with increasing brutality.

“The concept deals with issues we all relate to: a mystery, crooked politicians, the upper classes’ hidden, pressures to close down a case, and a disenchanted man with ethics that prevail against anything,” said Latido CEO Antonio Saura.

 

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