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


“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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