Private Project

The Final Masterpiece

Two retired detectives, who were active during the Brazilian dictatorship, must confront the past when asked to depose to a Truth Commission regarding their investigation into the suicide of an artist and his infamous last masterpiece.

  • Patrick Hanser
    This One's for You, Alice, Pê, Abe
  • Patrick Hanser
    This One's for You, Alice, Pê, Abe
  • João Pedro Carvalho
  • Paulo Azevedo
    Key Cast
  • Marcelo Zorzeto
    Key Cast
  • Beto Schultz
    Key Cast
  • Vitor Vieira
    Key Cast
  • Milena Waileman
    Production Design
  • Giovanni Baroni
    Soud Director
  • Jonas Chadarevian
    Assistant Director
  • Hernan Marques
    Diretor od Photography
  • Talissa Gracio
    Diretor od Photography
  • Daniel Boëchat
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A Obra Final
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Police, crime
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, canon c300
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - FAAP (Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado)
Director Biography - Patrick Hanser

I’m a director and screenwriter based in São Paulo, Brazil. I studied film and currently work at Spray Filmes. I directed 3 episodes of the Quebrando o Tabu docuseries on GNT channel, which won Best Documentary Series at the Grand Prix of Brazilian Cinema, various short films selected to film festivals around the world and was 2nd unit director of the Sundance selected film “Abe”, starring Noah Schnapp and Seu Jorge.

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Director Statement

This is a film about narratives. Brazil went through a brutal military dictatorship, which to this day still hasn’t been properly talked about and processed. A large portion of the country’s population believes the dictatorship was good for the country, and even asks for it to come back, evidenced by the election of Jair Bolsonaro, a right wing politician who proclaimed publicly that Col. Carlos Brilhante Ustra, the most notorious torturer from the military dictatorship, was and will always be a hero to him. A few Truth Comissions have been established since Brazil transitioned to a very unstable democracy, the first of which this film depicts. But, as you will watch in the film, truth is a lot harder to pin down than it seems. Especially when what’s at stake is the narrative about what actually happened during the dictatorship in Brazil, a narrative which has the power to tip the power balance between totalitarianism and democracy.