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EL DIOS DE MADERA

by Vicente Molina Foix

synopsis

Between the beginning of an arrival and the end of a farewell, "The God of Wood" tells the story of a double passionate love and a personal discovery that take place with the ilegal inmigration as its background. Yao, an illegal street seller is Animist. Rachid, a Moroccan former lifeguard who currently works as a hairdresser out of necessity, is Muslin. And with them we find Maria Luisa, a middle-aged widow, who still goes to mass but is not able to forget her past when she was Mavi, and Maria Luisa’s son Róber, who wanted to become a pianist when he was still Roberto. Now, Rober is a web designer and is in love with Rachid. The story takes place in Valencia, but it could be any other city from Southern Europe where everyday a "New World" arrives looking not only for a job, but for a look of understanding as well.

original title: El dios de Madera
country: Spain
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Vicente Molina Foix
film run: 116'
screenplay: Vicente Molina Foix
cast: Marisa Paredes, Nao Albet, Madi Diocou, Soufiane Ouaarab
cinematography by: Andreu Rebés
film editing: Ascen Marchena
costumes designer: Cristina Rodríguez
music: Luis Ivars
production: Sagrera Audiovisual, Metrojavier, DC Media
distributor: Sagrera Audiovisual
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