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Santi Amodeo shooting Me, Myself and My Dead Wife

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- The Andalusian filmmaker is knuckling down on another feature, five years after his last one, ¿Quién mató a Bambi?

Santi Amodeo shooting Me, Myself and My Dead Wife
Director Santi Amodeo with his cast and crew on the set of Yo, mi mujer y mi mujer muerta

Me, Myself and My Dead Wife marks the return to the director’s chair of Andalusian filmmaker Santi Amodeo, who has not helmed a feature since 2013’s ¿Quién mató a Bambi? [+see also:
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. Once again, this one will be a comedy, boasting a screenplay by Amodeo himself and Rafael Cobos (a two-time Goya Award winner, both of which he earned for the storylines of films by Alberto Rodríguez: Marshland [+see also:
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and Smoke & Mirrors [+see also:
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). It stars Argentina’s Óscar Martínez (The Distinguished Citizen [+see also:
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), Swedish-born Spanish actress Ingrid García Jonsson (Beautiful Youth [+see also:
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) and Madrilenian thesp Carlos Areces (The Last Circus [+see also:
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), and it was shot over a period of four weeks in January and February on location in Seville, Sotogrande (Cádiz) and Marbella (Málaga) before wrapping principal photography in Buenos Aires this month.

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Amodeo stated that it will be a feel-good movie, with splashes of comedy and drama, in the same vein as the films by US director Alexander Payne. The plot will be simple but with outlandish and surreal undertones. The movie follows 63-year-old Bernardo, an architect and professor at an Argentinian university who refuses to fulfil the dying wish of his late Spanish wife, as he considers it the result of a last-minute bout of delirium: she wanted her ashes to be scattered on the Costa del Sol, where she was born and where she used to go and visit her sister for one month every year.

But after a paranoia-riddled period of mourning, he receives the news that a bunch of delinquents have desecrated his wife’s grave. He enters a state of shock and tries to commit suicide with a toy gun, but he then resolves to catch a plane and fulfil the dying wish of his late spouse. “It’s a story about one’s twilight years, revolving around an austere and traditional Argentinian professor who, very reluctantly, ends up dragging up the past,” Amodeo sums up.

Me, Myself and My Dead Wife, whose cast is topped off by Manolo Solo, Joaquín Núñez, Belén Ponce de León and Enrico Vecchi, is a co-production between AZ Films (Argentina) and Películas Grupo Tranquilo SL (Spain). It will be distributed across America by Buena Vista International, while its international sales will be handled by Latido Films, and both Movistar + and Canal Sur Televisión are involved in the production.

(Translated from Spanish)

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