"Rabo de Peixe", directed by Augusto Fraga and Patrícia Sequeira, was one of the ten winning projects of the competition promoted by the Netflix platform with the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual (ICA), for screenwriters, launched in 2020, which had its purpose to support Portuguese audiovisual production in the context of the covid-19 pandemic.
Produced by Ukbar Filmes, "Rabo de Peixe" is the second Portuguese series for Netflix made entirely in Portugal, after "Glória", by Tiago Guedes, produced by SPi and premiered last November.
"Inspired (very freely) by a real event, 'Rabo de Peixe' tells the fictional story of four friends who see their lives changed with the arrival of a ton of cocaine on the coast of the small Azorean village Rabo de Peixe. The series is a thriller with touches of sarcastic humor and a story based on hope, dreams, friendship, love and the sea that promises to conquer and snatch the audience Portuguese," Netflix said in a statement.
The cast is headed by José Condessa, Helena Caldeira, Rodrigo Tomás, André Leitão and Kelly Bailey, with the participation of Maria João Bastos, Pepê Rapazote, Albano Jerónimo and Afonso Pimentel.
"Rabo de Peixe" will also be the first fiction production signed by Augusto Fraga, who has worked mainly in advertising, along with Patrícia Sequeira, author of films such as "Snu" and "Bem Bom".
"It is a great pride to be able to show the Azores to the world, telling an incredible story in one of the most special places on the planet. This is a series of pure entertainment and adrenaline, but at the same time a reflection on the fortune and fatality of the human condition. Being an Azorean, I am very happy to bring this adventure to Netflix," said Augusto Fraga told Lusa.
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