Turn of the Tide (Rabo de Peixe) is a series created by Augusto Fraga starring José Condessa, Helena Caldeira and Rodrigo Tomás.
The Turn of the Tide series draws inspiration from cinema, particularly from Guy Ritchie‘s work. The series begins with a nod to Trainspotting and takes the audience on a delightful journey through a charming landscape and a humorous story.
However, this is just the start. Turn of the Tide’s unique style, which is more relaxed than that of Ritchie or Sky Rojo, allows it to take advantage of its story and characters in a coastal setting. The series includes gangsters and marginalized characters, but it is also full of humanity and hope. If you’re looking for an entertaining weekend, consider giving this series a chance as it is definitely worth it.
About the series
Turn of the Tide is a unique series that stands out from the typical tourist-promoting films that are often sponsored by local governments or city councils. This fictional story takes viewers on a realistic tour of a cinematic landscape filled with cross-references, offering an entertaining drug story.
The series is eccentric and sentimental, playing with both cinematic and television tones. With one-hour episodes, the show covers a wide range of topics, including reflections, funny situations, and relatable characters.
Turn of the Tide expertly controls its pacing and takes full advantage of its beautiful setting by the sea. The show is not philosophical, but it offers reflective insights, and it is not an action thriller, but it still has its thrilling moments. The villain is a charming but very bad guy, and the lead actors are attractive and well-shot.
The series also incorporates humor at the right moments, such as the priest’s hilarious way of waking up.
When a ton of drugs washes ashore in the Azorean village of Rabo de Peixe, Eduardo and his friends will have to decide whether to remain a small fish in a sea of sharks, or change their destiny forever.
May 26, 2023
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Maria João Bastos
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Turn of the Tide
Name: Rabo de Peixe
Description: When a ton of drugs washes ashore in the Azorean village of Rabo de Peixe, Eduardo and his friends will have to decide whether to remain a small fish in a sea of sharks, or change their destiny forever.
Director(s): Augusto Fraga, Augusto Fraga, Patrícia Sequeira
Writer(s): Hugo Gonçalves, João Tordo
Cinematography: André Szankowski
Music: Pedro Marques
Actor(s): José Condessa, Helena Caldeira, Rodrigo Tomás, André Leitão, Maria João Bastos, Pêpê Rapazote, Albano Jerónimo
Companies: Ukbar Filmes, Netflix