IN THE SHADE OF THE TREES

By Matias ROJAS VALENCIA

DON QUIJOTE FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2015

How evil reveals itself through the eyes of a young boy.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Second film
    • Countries
    • CHILE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Matias ROJAS VALENCIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Giancarlo NASI (Don Quijote Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Based on the true story of Dignity Colony, a German settlement where crimes of torture and child abuse were committed by its leader Paul Schaeffer in complete impunity and under a façade of benevolence. 1991. Pablo (10) is a boy from the countryside, son of a single mother who enrolls him in a boarding school inside Dignity Colony to give him a better future.
      There, Pablo draws the attention of its leader Uncle Paul (68) who approaches him like a kind and warm man. Their relationship grows until he becomes one of his favorite boys. From the child’s point of view, Pablo sees in him the fatherly figure he never had. Although what Pablo didn’t know is that he has to spend the night in his bedroom. This traumatic event abruptly shatters his innocence, revealing Uncle Paul’s hidden personality. With Rudolf (12),
      a German shy boy, Pablo plans an almost impossible escape. This is an intimate view of a child experiencing one of the darkest episodes in a country’s recent history.
    • Partners & financing
    • CINESUR
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2015
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