HUMAN PERSONS

HUMANPERSONS

By Frank SPANO

FM PRODUÇÕES - as SALES TV, Brazil / PROD

Thriller - Completed 2018

A criminal named Nando returns to his native Latin America after 30 years, with just one thing in mind—taking an organ from a human victim and smuggling it back to the United States. On this trip, Nando relives memories of his own violent past, which makes him think twice about redeeming his future

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Drama
    • Countries
    • PANAMA, BRAZIL, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Frank SPANO
    • Writer(s)
    • Frank SPANO, Pedro GARCIA RIOS
    • Synopsis
    • Nando is an immigrant who lived in Rapid City, South Dakota, 30 years ago. A successful criminal career has won him the respect of his organization, and they have assigned him a delicate job: obtain a human liver for a high-profile client. Nando is a lonely man, with a past which will begin to haunt him from deep inside.
      After failing to snatch a liver from a girl in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Nando realizes that this mistake can cause him real trouble. So he decides to go to Medellin, Colombia where he was born. He only has 7 days to obtain a liver and bring it back to the United States; otherwise he will be eliminated by his own organization.
      While back in Medellin he relives his memories of being a homeless kid with his street siblings, Walter and Antonia, and the sacrifices he made for them which resulted in his being put in jail for drug trafficking.
      With him on this trip comes Susana, an M.D. who will perform the surgery to extract the liver from the victim. They pretend to be a couple traveling, but this very assignment which put them together will pull them apart as well. Nando’s feeling of guilt makes him assume his true identity, while he reunites with Walter to achieve his objective of connecting with a local criminal gang. Antonia, on the other hand, has become a social worker who works to re-educate homeless young kids.
      All this puts Nando’s conscience to the test. And he knows he can lie to everybody but himself.
    • Partners & financing
    • Production Companies Garra Producciones (Panamá/ Spain/ Venezuela) Jaguar Films (Colombia/ Panama) Panda Filmes (Brasil) and FM Produções (Brazil)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Jun 30, 2017
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