O Último Condenado à Morte
(Portugal, 2008, 96 minutes)
The true story of Francisco de Mattos Lobo, the last man to be sentenced to the death penalty in Portugal for having murdered his French aunt with whom he was desperately in love. An interesting story is wasted in a messily scripted, uninspiredly handled melodrama.
Ana Costa presents a Cinemate production, with the support of RTP and ICA/Ministério da Cultura. Starring Ivo Canelas, Maria João Bastos, Nicolau Breyner, Albano Jerónimo, António Fonseca, Maria d'Aires, Ângelo Torres, João Lagarto, João Cabral, David Almeida. Directed by Francisco Manso; produced by Ana Costa, Luís Gaspar; screenplay by António Torrado; adaptation by Luís Carlos Patraquim; music by João Oliveira; director of photography (colour, widescreen), Miguel Sales Lopes; art director, Luís Gaspar; wardrobe, Susana Abreu; film editor, Tomás Baltazar.