QUEMACOCHES

CAR BURNERS

By Alejandro JABLONSKIS

HIPERKINESIS FILMS - as PROD

Thriller - Development 2021

Josy, a teenage graffiti artist, enters an anarchist network of Carburners. As she sets fire to her target, she discovers someone tied up inside.
She can't save him and she manages to escape seconds before the explosion. Now she is responsible for homicide and Agús, the girl he likes, disappears.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Science-fiction, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alejandro JABLONSKIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Alejandro JABLONSKIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Liliana MAZURE (ARCA S.A.)
    • Synopsis

    • Josy is a teenage street artist, idealist and skater who drags his annoyance into a night school. It's a repressive and paranoid society that has nothing but trash work, frustration and darkness for the young. He enters an anarchist car-burning network, following Agus, a girl he is attracted to and from whom she radiates a mystery.
      The group is targeted by a "troll" operating from the darkness on the web, someone who seeks emotional answers in the system. They don't know each other, they wear masks. The targets are random, and the attacks are rewarded by the network that monitors the incidents with credits in crypto currency.
      He gets his first mission, to burn a marked car. When he sets fire the target, he discovers that someone is inside the vehicle, tied up, burning. Josy can't save him, he can barely escape the blast. Now he's responsible for a homicide, his video's on the web, and the girl he likes disappears. Josy tries to penetrate what's behind that organization. He finds that there is a bloody network of extortion and blackmail that leads to the "troll".
      Harassed by the minority services, Josy discovers that the car-burners have a mentor in the university cloisters: Professor Frobenius, who fires up the students with his lucid and devastating criticisms of the car civilisation: a world where domination and submission are reinforced under the sign of the apparently liberating four-wheeled machine. The diagnosis is conclusive. And so is the remedy... It tells you his strange ideas about parallel worlds and how to change them by fire. But what shakes Josy is finding a picture of Agus, the missing daughter of the professor!
      Following the trail of that photo, Josy will discover that he and Agus are on the border between two worlds, two parallel dimensions, perhaps among many others, where everyone has avatars with different and bizarre destinies. In that other world, Josy is not a car-burning graffiti artist in love with a shadow, but rather a young political promise, the unscrupulous and psychopathic son of a state governor. In that other world he - his avatar - has run over and killed a young cyclist from a poor neighborhood, an avatar of Agus, who is now a specter.
      Perhaps a dark act of vandalism and rebellion can hide the seed of redemption. Is it possible to change this world by setting the other one on fire, as in a mirror?
      If what prevails is cynicism as the very fabric of reality, what can be opposed to it?