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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' 




Dario Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro


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



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

Guadalajara Film Festival - International Competition : Best Actor award for Dario Grandinetti

La Orquidea Film Festival - International Competition : Best Film

Toronto International Film Festival - Platform Competition
Rotterdam International Film Festival - Limelight
Bergamo Film Meeting - International Competition
Geneva International Film Festival - International Competition
CPH:PIX Film Festival
Bordeaux Film Festival (FIFIB) -International Competition
Athens International Film Festival - Festivals Darlings
Films From The South - Oslo Film Festival
Haifa International Film Festival
Cologne International Film Festival -Best of Cinema
Göteborg Film Festival - International Competition
Vilnius International Film Festival


Benjamin Naishtat


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.



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)