JULIO

By Javier ANDRADE

PUNK S.A. - as PROD

Drama - Development 2015

“Julio” is a film based on the last years of Julio Jaramillo, the most popular singer in the history of Latin American music. It is a story about creation, the music business, self-destruction and the loneliness on the stage, told in a fashion that is both epic and intimate at the same time.

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    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ECUADOR
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Javier ANDRADE
    • Writer(s)
    • Javier ANDRADE
    • Producer(s)
    • María Angeles PALACIOS (PUNK S.A.)
    • Synopsis
    • 1976, Julio Jaramillo, the famous pasillo singer nicknamed “The Nightingale of America”, comes out of hiding in order to fulfill previously arranged engagements in Guayaquil, the biggest city in Ecuador. The theater is packed, and the excitement is palpable as Jaramillo takes the stage and seduces the crowd that cheers with all the emotion they can handle. Julio’s voice, however, betrays him on this night, it’s weak, sick, only a notch above the voice of a drunkard in a cantina. As he finishes the song accompanied by horrible booing from the crowd, Julio realizes he might have lost the gift of his golden voice, the voice that took him out of poverty and into the stratosphere of success in Latin America. He is very, very afraid; so he embarks on a long, difficult battle with himself in order to sing beautifully again and be “the Nightingale” one final time.

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