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Name Above Title

Country: Portugal, Language: None, 59 mins

Original Title

Um Fio de Baba Escarlate
  • Director: Carlos Conceição
  • Writer: Carlos Conceição
  • Producer: Carlos Conceição, António Gonçalves

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The handsome Candide roams the night streets of Lisbon in his convertible. Once he finds girls to seduce, he promptly strangles them and disposes of their corpses by throwing them into the waters of the Tagus. One evening, on his way back from picking up another girl and with a corpse in the boot, he comes across a girl who has just thrown herself off a balcony. Instead of helping her, he gives her a passionate kiss, during which she breathes her last. A group of onlookers and journalists immortalize the event, making Candide a web star, but this is not enough to interrupt his trail of bloodshed. Eros, death, iconoclasm and kitsch aesthetics, distinctive traits of 1970s genre cinema, coexist in this medium-length film by Carlos Conceição, where seduction is constantly paired with murder, and depravity is seen through the lenses of an extreme, crazy, ironic and captivating aesthetic and narrative.


Trailer...

"Um Fio de Baba Escarlate" (NAME ABOVE TITLE) - Official Teaser from Carlos Conceição on Vimeo.

 

Cast & Characters

Matthieu Charneau (as Candide, the killer)
Joana Ribeiro (as All the victims / Young nun)
Leonor Silveira (as Magda, the trendsetter / The nun)
João Arrais (as Nataniel Pintassilgo / Likas Rosalis Mogas / Other paparazzi)
Teresa Madruga (as Mother superior)