Thriller - Development 2015

A young Spanish architect about to get married to a powerful Uruguayan businessman's daughter searches for his identity as he juggles his love for two women. During a trip to the coast for a work project, a mysterious death will test his convictions and may force him to sell his soul to the Devil.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Romance, First film
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    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carlos CEACERO
    • Writer(s)
    • Carlos CEACERO
    • Producer(s)
    • Luciana GIURIA (Asclepeia Films), Guillermo CARNERO (Luna Llena Producciones)
    • Synopsis
    • Not taking sides is taking a side...
      Events move quickly for Juan, a young Spanish architect, after Clara, an Uruguayan model he met in Europe, falls pregnant. He accepts an offer from his future father-in-law, the influential businessman Arturo Klein, to write a report on the possibilities of 'Punta del Diablo' an ambitious construction project on Uruguay's Atlantic Coast, in which the magnate has decided to invest.
      Newly arrived in the small Latin American country, Juan starts to discover the privileges and possibilities of his new life, and becomes fascinated with Monica, an enigmatic friend of Clara's from her childhood in Europe, in Uruguay for a few days to work on her doctorate.
      When Clara goes away to film a commercial, Juan travels to Brumas del Este, the Klein family's imposing seafront house, lent to him by his father-in-law so he can work peacefully and visit the construction project, an ambitious residential complex by the ocean that Juan soon discovers not only has environmental risks, but is also trenchantly opposed by a number of local homeowners, who it's hoped will be more open to alternative methods of persuasion.
      Monica's unexpected arrival at Brumas del Este, hoping to spend the weekend with Clara, begins a tempestuous affair when Juan ends up in bed with her; the ambiguity swirling around Monica's identity and that of the local residents, the misunderstanding their relationship is based on, and the strange murder of one of the elderly locals opposed to the construction project, discovered by the two illicit lovers, who themselves become the prime suspects, will put everything at stake and throw Juan into a troubled and dangerous sea of doubts.
      Juan finds himself in an enigmatic maze of light and shadow that will test him in every level and seems designed to unmask him. He feels both the victim and the executioner, the hunter and the prey, as his secrets and desires threaten to reveal the ghosts of his past. Trapped in a labyrinth, he finds the exit may lie in accepting the natural order of things and handing over the mysterious and eventually doomed Monica to Mr Klein, but it also lies within Juan himself.
    • Partners & financing
    • Asclepeia Films (Uruguay), Luna Llena Producciones (Spain), ECAM (Escuela de Cinematografía y del audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain). 18% granted.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2015
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