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A 21 minutes fiction film (35mm) based on a story by Franz Kafka entitled “Ein Landarzt.” Written and directed by Claudio G. Fernandes and produced by Alessandra Nilo. The production of the film has been possible through a grant from the Petrobras Cultural Program.

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A country doctor receives an urgent call to treat a patient at night. With the help of strangers he sets off and the night unfolds as if it were a nightmare.

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Alfredo Borba como Dr. Samuel Baum.

Alfredo Borba as the country doctor Samuel Baum.

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A messenger Tonho D’Quinca arrives with the news that a rural labourer called Zeca de Balu living on the other side of the hills is at death’s door.

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Rodrigo Gomes como o mensageiro Tonho D'Quinca.

Rodrigo Gomes as the mesenger Tonho D'Quinca.

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The rain stops and the maid Rosa goes out to get a horse to hasten the doctor’s journey to the patient’s home. To her surprise she finds two horses in the stable neither of which belongs to the doctor.

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Soraya Silva como Rosa.

Soraya Silva as Rosa.

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But the horses did not show up by themselves, they were brought by a ragged stranger with a mad gaze.

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Tiago Glasner como Chico, el bruto.

Tiago Glasner as Chico, el bruto, and the mare Miranda.

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Once the doctor arrives at the patient’s house, he is received by a tense and worrisome atmosphere. Parents, friends and their children are specially curious about the doctor’s arrival at the packed small room.

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Josiane, Gabi, Alex Brito, Álvaro Heleno (Balu), Júlia e Janice (esq–dir).

Josiane, Gabi, Alex Brito, Álvaro Heleno (Balu), Júlia and Janice.

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Ceça tries and calms down Zeca’s deliriousness, but clueless before the illness that condemns the patient. She will be of great help to doctor Baum.
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Agrinez Melo, Ceça e Chico Domingues como o paciente Zeca de Balu.

Agrinez Melo, Ceça, and Chico Domingues as the patient Zeca de Balu.

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