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by José Fonseca e Costa


Lino Paes Rodrigues, a business man on the verge of bankrutpcy, receives as an inheritance a Farm in Alentejo which could mean his financial redemption. What seems to be his salvation turns out to be his doom. Fascinated by the story of violences commited by his past ancestors, Lino lets himself get wrapped in a hurricane of situations and sensations unknown to him, lead by the morbid pleasure of killers: the power of life and death.

original title: FASCINIO, O
country: Portugal, Spain
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: José Fonseca e Costa
film run: 107'
release date: PT 26/12/2003
cast: Vítor Norte, José Fidalgo, Custódia Gallego, José Pinto, Almeno Gonçalves, José Eduardo, Ana Moreira, Paulo Pires, Cucha Carvalheiro
cinematography by: Acácio de Almeida
film editing: Jacques Witta
art director: Silvia Grabowski
costumes designer: Silvia Grabowski
music: António Pinho Vargas
producer: Paulo Branco
production: Tornasol Films, Madragoa Filmes, Gémini Films
distributor: Atalanta Filmes
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