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by Valeria Sarmiento


The story of the adventures, in the twilight of the eighteenth century, of a singular couple formed by a little orphan with mysterious origins and his young Italian nurse of a similarly uncertain birth. They lead us in their wake, from Rome to Paris, from Lisbon to London, from Parma to Venice. Always followed in the shadows, for obscure reasons, by a suspicious-looking Calabrian and a troubling cardinal, they make us explore the dark intrigues of the Vatican, the pangs of a fatal passion, a gruesome duel, banter at the court of Versailles and the convulsions of the French Revolution. 

international title: The Black Book
original title: O caderno negro
country: Portugal, France
sales agent: Alfama Films
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Valeria Sarmiento
film run: 113'
release date: FR 3/10/2018
screenplay: Carlos Saboga
cast: Lou de Laâge, Stanislas Merhar, Niels Schneider, Jenna Thiam, Fleur Fitoussi, Vasco Varela da Silva, Tiago Varela da Silva
cinematography by: Acácio de Almeida
film editing: Luca Alverdi
art director: Isabel Branco
music: Jorge Arriagada
producer: Paulo Branco
co-producer: Carlos Bedran
executive producer: Ana Pinhão Moura
production: Leopardo Filmes, Alfama Films
backing: CB Partners (BE), APM Produções (PT), Cine + (FR), RTP (PT), Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (PT), Lisboa Film Commission (PT), Procirep (FR)
distributor: Alfama Films
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