los muertos

By Lisandro Alonso

With Argentino Vargas

Synopsis A 54 year old man gets out of jail in  the Province of Corrientes,  Argentina. Once released, he wants to find his now adult daughter who lives  in a swampy and remote area. To get there, he must cross great distances in a small boat on the rivers scoring  deep into the jungle. Vargas is a quiet and self-contained man, he possesses the restraint  of those living  close to nature. A deep mystery surrounds him, the people he encounters and the places he goes through that takes in the unalterable world he finds almost unchanged after his long years of incarceration

Production 4L

Duration 1h18
Year of production 2004
Release date France November 3, 2004
Nationality Argentina, France, Holland
Script Lisandro Alonso
Distribution France ID Distribution


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Coproducers Slot Machine, Fortuna Films, Arte France Cinéma

In collaboration with Ventura Film, RTSI, Montecinemaverita, Swisscom, Fondation Hubert Bals & VCPRO

Directors' Fortnight Cannes 2006
Prix "L'age D'or" / Golden Age Award, Festival Cinédécourvertes/ Filmvondsten 2004
Standard Readers’ Prize, Viennale 2004
Fipresci prize (ex aequo), Viennale 2004

technical list

Format 35 mm, Son Dolby SRD
Image Cobi Migliora

Sound Catriel Vildolsola
Editing Lisandro Alonso

Music Flormaleva
Production designer Tim Pannen