BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon
El Custodio

THE SHADOW

ORIGINAL TITLE:
El Custudio
Argentina / Frankrike / Tyskland / Uruguay / 2006 / 93 min
LANGUAGE:
Spansk
CAST:
Adrian Andrade, Julio Chávez, Marcelo D'Andrea, Osvaldo Djeredijan, Guadalupe Docampo
DIRECTOR:
Rodrigo Moreno
WRITER:
Rodrigo Moreno
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Barbara Alvarez
PRODUCER:
Fernando Epstein, Bárbara Francisco, Christoph Friedel, Elise Jalladeau, Hernán Musaluppi
When the little in-betweens is all you have, it's not too hard to let go

As the bodyguard for a minister in the Argentinian government, Rubén is considered little more than part of the background. When important decisions are made and alarming developments handled, Rubén's the same deadpan shadow as always. The minister ridicules him in front of his rich friends, and when not even the hookers can make him feel anything, something's gotta give. EL CUSTODIO is a brilliant film, excellently portraying the numbness of the little in-betweens in life, where nothing ever happens.

Rodrigo Moreno

Rodrigo Moreno (b. 1972) studied film direction at the Universidad del Cine and, from 1996, he also taught screenwriting and direction at the same university. In 1998 he wrote and directed COMPAÑEROS, the last episode from the collection of film stories MALA ÉPOCA, which won awards at various festivals. EL CUSTODIO is Moreno’s first independent feature film.