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Synopsis

 

In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences.

Original title: Rojo English title: Rojo Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland Language: Spanish Production year: 2018 Length: 109' 

 

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CAST


Dario Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro

CREW


Director: Benjamin Naishtat Screenwriter: Benjamin Naishtat  DOP: Pedro Sotero Editor: Andrés Quaranta  Music: Vincent van Warmerdam  Producers: Barbara Sarasola-Day, Federico Eibuszyc Co-producers: Emmanuel Chaumet, Rachel Ellis, Marleen Slot, Ingmar Trost  Production Company: Pucará Cine Co-production companies: Sutor Kolonko, Viking Film, Desvia and Ecce Films World sales: Luxbox

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

 

Toronto International Film Festival
Platform Competition

San Sebastian International Film Festival
International Competition : Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography

Athens International Film Festival
Festivals Darlings

Bordeaux Independent International Film Festival (FIFIB)
International Competition

Geneva International Film Festival
International Competition

Hamburg International Film Festival
Vitrina

CPH:PIX International Film Festival
Besos y Bastardos

Cologne International Film Festival
Best of Cinema

Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival
Main Program

Haifa International Film Festival

Films From The South - Oslo Film Festival

 

Benjamin Naishtat

Director

Born in 1986 in Buenos Aires, Benjamin Naishtat started studying cinema at Buenos Aires University and pursued his studies at le Fresnoy – National Contemporary Art Studio, in France. His work includes fictions: El Juego (short-film, 2010) selected at Cannes Cinefondation - as well as experimental works: Historia del mal (2011), screened in Rotterdam and in several international exhibitions. His first feature film, Historia del miedo was in Competition in Berlin in 2014.

Filmography

 

2018, Rojo

2015, El Movimiento – Locarno, Cineasti del presente

2014, Historia del Miedo (Histoire de la Peur) – Berlinale Competition

2013, Colecciones (Short)

2010, Historia del Mal (Short)

2010, El Juego (Short)

2009, Historias Breves 5

2008, Historias Breves V: Estabamos bien (Short)

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