"I went by train to the nearest town, where later I took a coach that left me, at night, in a village whose name I do not remember. I was told there was a hostel down the street. It was an old house in ruins. I entered and went to the kitchen, a long, dark room at the bottom of which was a hearth. At its foot sat an old woman. I did not feel comfortable."

And with good reason, as the school inspector is about to find out: for a sinister nobleman rules this fiefdom with terror. Will the school inspector's arrival trigger a similar chain reaction to Jonathan Harker’s at Count Dracula’s castle? O barão is based on two works by Branquinho da Fonseca, a writer so dear to Pêra that he needs to adapt a work of his every five years or so – the latest being Caminhos magnétykos; the most enigmatic Rio Turvo (2007).

Original title
O barão
Filmmaker
Edgar Pêra
Country
Portugal
Year
2011
Medium
DCP
Length
91’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Ana Costa
Production Company
Cinemate
Sales
Cinemate
Writer
Luísa Costa Gomes, based on the novel by Branquinho da Fonseca
Cinematography
Luís Branquinho
Editor
Edgar Pêra, Tiago Antunes
Production Design
Fernando Areal
Sound Design
Tiago Raposinho
Music
Vozes da Rádio
Cast
Nuno Melo, Marina Albuquerque, Marcos Barbosa, Vítor Correia, Leonor Keil, Jorge Prendas, Rogério Rosa