2000 | Colombia, Spain, France | Color | 98 min.
In this film, based on the novel by Colombian writer Fernando Vallejo, the devastating reality of Colombia is presented by way of two characters. Violence as a way of life, disappointment, and death are just around the corner. The protagonists are overwhelmed by the disillusionment that results from living in this society. Alexis is a young hit-man who introduces his friend Fernando to a sinister world in which there is no clear boundary between life and death. Both characters share a profound emptiness, an existence dominated by brutal attempts to test the limits of life and death, and the unbearable experience of living in a crowded and under-developed city.
Direction: Schroeder, Barbet
Country: Colombia, Spain, France
Production: Ménégoz, Margaret
Photography: Lalinde, Rodrigo
Edition: Vazquez Duthie, Elsa
Music: Arraigada, Jorge
Cast: Busquets, Manuel | David Restrepo, Juan | Jaramillo, Germán | Vallesteros, Anderson
Year of participation at FICM:
Films by the same director presented at FICM:
El abogado del terror (2007)
Inju, the Beast in the Shadow (2008)
The Venerable W. (2017)