EL CUSTODIO

DER SCHATTEN

By Rodrigo MORENO

THE MATCH FACTORY - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, FRANCE, GERMANY, URUGUAY
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rodrigo MORENO
    • Writer(s)
    • Rodrigo MORENO
    • Producer(s)
    • Hernan MUSALUPPI (Rizoma Films), Natacha CERVI (Rizoma Films), Luis SARTOR (Zarlek Producciones), Christoph FRIEDEL (Pandora Film), Elise JALLADEAU (Charivari Films), Fernando EPSTEIN (Contro Z Films)
    • Synopsis
    • As el custodio, it’s Ruben’s duty to keep the Minister of Planning under constant surveillance. If the Minister gets out of the car, Ruben gets out of the car. If the Minister turns left, Ruben turns left. If the Minister goes to the country club with his family for the weekend, Ruben must follow along. If the Minister decides to rest and have a nap, Ruben must keep watch over the sleeping man. Although Ruben must always be present, he must also go completely unnoticed. A shadow, Ruben witnesses everything from the sidelines, as if life was passing by some meters away from him. Yet, despite his insider’s view, he never understands clearly what’s going on, what’s being talked about, nor where the characters come from or go to. Single Ruben is hardly even a protagonist of his own life. A lonely life, involving a mentally unstable sister and a ditzy niece, the sale of illegal arms and cheap prostitutes. Plus the monotonous routine of being a bodyguard and the occasional humiliation from the Minister or his family…Some jobs result in almost replacing a life for another. Such pressure can ultimately explode. This is Ruben’s inevitable outcome.
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