O Mistério da Estrada de Sintra

O Mistério da Estrada de Sintra


Summer of 1870. Two writers, Eça and Ramalho. Ramalho is kidnapped.


The challenge is on. Write a police novel by four hands for the Daily News.


Will the story that they created as a fiction be based on a real case? This is the question that underlies the conflict between these two writers, and stray them from a near-death duel between Sintra and Malta. The show progresses, and with it threats, duels, sex and intrigues. Lisbon is rampaging. Everybody comes to the fore by the betrayed Count. The crimes go on in a story where love is stronger than tradition, the plot escapes the evidence and everything runs frantically, like a game.


O Mistério da Estrada de Sintra challenges all conventions in a sharp criticism from the habits to the romantic nineteenth-century Portuguese society.


Genre: Police


Duration: 130 minutes


Year of release: 2007


Directed by: Jorge Paixão da Costa


Screenplay by: Tiago Borralho, Mário Botequilha, Newton Cannito, Jorge Paixão da Costa and Nuno Vaz, based on an Eça de Queiroz and  Ramalho Ortigão book.


Produced by: Pandora da Cunha Telles , Antonio da Cunha Telles , Roberto d’Avila and Patrick Siaretta