The Englishman's Papers

Os Papéis do Inglês

A film by Sérgio Graciano

Starring João Pedro Vaz, David Caracol, Miguel Borges

Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, poet, novelist and filmmaker, finds out that his father left papers in the Namib desert that would help him shed light on a mystery that occurred in 1923. Through his search for the “Englishman's papers”, we embark on an epic tale that goes from the turn of the 19th century to the end of the 20th, in the magnificent locations of the Angolan south.

  • 2024


João Pedro Vaz
David Caracol
Miguel Borges
Joana Ribeiro
Carolina Amaral
Carlos Agualusa
Délcio Rodrigues
Sandra Gomes
Xavier António


Based on the trilogy “Os Filhos de Próspero” by Ruy Duarte de Carvalho
Screenplay: José Eduardo Agualusa
Director: Sérgio Graciano
DOP: Mário Castanheira
Art director: Artur Pinheiro
Customs: Isabel Branco
Editors: Roberto Perpignani, Tiago Augusto
Sound: Gita Cerveira, Pedro Góis
Producer: Paulo Branco

A Leopardo Filmes and RTP production

In association with APM Produções

With the financial support of

ICA - Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual  
Fundo de Apoio ao Turismo e ao Cinema  
RTP - Rádio e Televisão de Portugal
ARTE France

And the support of
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa  
Lisboa Film Comission  
Ministério da Cultura e Turismo da República de Angola

International sales and festivals
Alfama Films

News about The Englishman's Papers

Beginning of shooting of THE ENGLISHMAN'S PAPERS

Based on the trilogy Os Filhos de Próspero by Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, with a script by José Eduardo Agualusa, THE ENGLISHMAN'S PAPERS begins shooting in southern Angola.

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