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by Juan Diego Botto


On the Fringe is a tense, social thriller telling the interweaving stories of three characters, told over the course of one day. Azucena has 24 hours to prevent herself and her family being evicted from their home by the bank intent on repossessing it. Rafael is a passionate lawyer and activist who strives to advocate for the victims of this modern day crisis. His wife is pregnant and needs his support but when he witnesses social workers taking a young child into care, he has to decide whether to spend his day tracking down the mother before it is too late or whether to focus on his own family. Theodora is a grandmother searching for her long lost son to say goodbye to him before her heart-wrenching situation reaches its conclusion. Today is a day like no other for all three characters. We accompany them as their lives hang in the balance. All the while, the clock continues to tick, like an unexploded bomb.

international title: On the Fringe
original title: En los márgenes
country: Spain, Belgium
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Juan Diego Botto
film run: 105'
release date: ES 30/09/2022, IT 2/03/2023
screenplay: Juan Diego Botto, Olga Rodriguez
cast: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Adelfa Calvo, Nur Al Levi, Aixa Villagrán, Irene Bueno Royo, Christian Checa, Fabrice Boutique, Javier Perdiguero
cinematography by: Arnau Valls Colomer
film editing: Mapa Pastor
art director: María Clara Notari
costumes designer: Wanda Morales Slaska
music: Eduardo Cruz
producer: Juan Diego Botto, Álvaro Longoria
executive producer: Álvaro Longoria, Sophie Green, Stephen Kelliher, Compton Ross
associate producer: Philippe Logie
production: Morena Films, Panache Productions, RTVE - Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, On The Fringe AIE (ES), Prime Video (US)
backing: Eurimages, Madrid City Council (ES)
distributor: Vértice Cine

Photogallery 06/09/2022: Venice 2022 - On the Fringe

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Juan Diego Botto, Penelope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Christian Checa, Adelfa Calvo
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