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ROJO

by Benjamin Naishtat

synopsis

In the mid-1970s a stranger arrives in a quiet provincial town. At a restaurant, for no apparent reason he starts to assault Claudio, a well-known lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and gets thrown out. Later on the way home, Claudio and his wife Susana are intercepted by the stranger who is determined to take terrible revenge on him. The lawyer then starts out on a road of no-return, of death, secrets and silences.

international title: Rojo
original title: Rojo
country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland
sales agent: Luxbox
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Benjamin Naishtat
film run: 100'
screenplay: Benjamin Naishtat
cast: Darío Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro, Diego Cremonesi
cinematography by: Pedro Sotero
film editing: Andrés Quaranta
art director: Julieta Dolinsky
music: Vincent van Warmerdam
producer: Federico Eibuszyc, Bárbara Sarasola-Day, Rachel Ellis, Emmanuel Chaumet, Ingmar Trost, Marleen Slot
production: Ecce Films, Viking Film, Sutor Kolonko Filmproduktion, Bord Cadre, Pucará Cine (AR), Desvia (BR)
backing: INCAA - Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (AR), FSA - Fundo Setorial do Audiovisual (BR), ANCINE - Agencia Nacional de Cinema (BR), BRDE - Banco Regional de Desenvolvimento do Extremo Sul (BR), Aide aux cinemas du monde - CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l´image animée) (FR), Programa Ibermedia, Netherland Film Fond + Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), World Cinema Fund (DE), Film und Medien Stiftung NRW (DE), Mecenazgo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (AR), Cinema do Brasil (BR), Le Fresnoy Fundación Typa (AR), Tres Puertos Cine – Australab (AR), Riviera Lab (AR)