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by Celina Murga


Nicolás lives in a small town in the Argentinian province of Entre Ríos. His father Jorge is a respected doctor who claims the privilege of leading a double life with two families. Seen through the eyes of Nicolás, his oldest son, Jorge is a man who will not allow himself be called ‘Dad’ and who, after a day they spend together, returns to his other family which he has privileged with much greater financial support. Nicolás takes on the role of a father: he looks after his siblings, comforts his mother and takes care of financial matters. The inconsistency of these parallel worlds becomes even more evident when Jorge calls upon Nicolás to follow in his footsteps. He is to become a doctor, too, and to take over the ranch his father inherited and manages in a colonial manner. Unperceived by the people around him, the boy starts to nurse rebellion against his father's authoritarian ways and machismo, and against the open secret which everyone knows but which everyone ignores.

international title: The Third Side of the River
original title: La tercera orilla
country: Argentina, Germany, Netherlands
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Celina Murga
film run: 92'
release date: NL 20/02/2014
screenplay: Gabriel Medina, Celina Murga
cast: Alian Devetac, Daniel Veronese
cinematography by: Diego Poleri
film editing: Eliane Katz
art director: Sebastián Roses
costumes designer: Paola Delgado
producer: Juan Villegas
co-producer: Alexander Djeranian, Jaime Mateus-Tique, Peter Rommel, Jan van der Zanden
production: Rommel Film, Waterland Film, Tresmilmundos Cine
distributor: Just Film Distribution


main awards/selection

Berlin International Film Festival 2014 In competition

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