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by Stefano Knuchel


A promising Italian cartoonist lands in Buenos Aires in 1950, with the dream of reaching the United States, to discover that, for him, America will be Argentina. The country immediately overwhelms him with its massive economic boom and a cultural scene among the most vibrant in the world. We are at the dawn of Argentina's most delirious decade, and the young immigrant feels that the vast promise of this country is within his grasp. His name will indeed make itself known: Hugo Pratt.

international title: Hugo in Argentina
original title: Hugo in Argentina
country: Switzerland
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Stefano Knuchel
film run: 97'
screenplay: Stefano Knuchel, Marco Steiner
cinematography by: Ariel Salati
film editing: Emanuela Andreoli
art director: Fernanda Chali
costumes designer: Natalia Vacs
music: Zeno Gabaglio
producer: Vittoria Fiumi
co-producer: Silvana Bezzola Rigolini
production: Fiumi Film, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana
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