Mao and Lenin are teenage girls. They play at being street punks, lying and stealing and acting tough. “Want to fuck?” – the couple propositions Marcia, the plump lingerieshop assistant, they ambush on a Buenos Aires street. Maria lives alone, immersed in routine, but yearns for love. Needless to say, this blunt approach isn’t exactly what she had in mind. When Marcia resists her attackers’ charms, Lenin pulls a knife and forces Marcia to reconsider her ideas about love and adventure. Mao is determined to fulfil Marcia’s secret dream with a surprise trip to the ocean. So begins the romance: Sell a stolen motorbike, hold up a taxi, and promise sex for a ride with a trucker. Off they go to the provincial town of Rosario, where, thanks to Lenin’s elderly aunt Grace and her friends and lodgers, life will never be the same.
Diego Lerman (b. 1976) studied image- and sound design at the Buenos Aires University and drama at the Sportivo Teatral. He has been involved with independent theatre as an actor and as assistant director. His five short films- of which THE EVIDENCE is the most notable- have won prizes in several countries. SUDDENLY is his feature debut.