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by Rodrigo Morena


As "el custodio", it’s Rubén’s duty to keep the Minister of Planning under constant surveillance. Although Rubén must always be present, he must also go completely unnoticed. A shadow, Rubén witnesses everything from the sidelines. Yet, despite his insider’s view, he never understands clearly what’s going on, what’s being talked about, nor where the characters come from or go to. Single Rubén is hardly even a protagonist in his own life. A lonely life, involving a mentally unstable sister and a ditzy niece, the sale of illegal arms and cheap prostitutes. Some jobs result in virtually replacing one life for another. Such pressure can ultimately explode.

international title: El custodio
original title: El custodio
country: Germany, France, Argentina, Uruguay
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Rodrigo Morena
film run: 90'
release date: NL 09/11/2006, FR 04/04/2007, BE 25/04/2007
screenplay: Rodrigo Morena
cast: Julio Chávez, Osvaldo Djeredijan, Adrián Andrada
cinematography by: Bárbara Álvarez
film editing: Nicolas Goldbart
art director: Gonzalo Delgado
costumes designer: Adelaida Rodríguez Puig
music: Juan Frederico Jusid
producer: Christoph Friedel, Elise Jalladeau, Hernán Musaluppi, Fernando Epstein
production: Pandora Film Produktion, Charivari Films, Rizoma Films (AR), Control Zeta Films (UY)


main awards/selection

Berlinale 2006 Alfred Bauer Prize (Rodrigo Moreno)

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