KILLING THE DEAD

MATAR A UN MUERTO

By Hugo GIMENEZ

SABATE FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Development 2016

During the Paraguayan dictatorship two men
work burying bodies illicitly but one morning
among the many dead they discover one that is
still alive. They both know they have to kill him ;
the problem is they never killed anyone before.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • PARAGUAY
    • Languages
    • GUARANI, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hugo GIMENEZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Hugo GIMÉNEZ
    • Synopsis
    • Paraguay 1978, during Stroessner’s dictatorship, Pastor (50) and Dionisio (25) work burying bodies illicitly in the woods. At the same time, in Argentina, the World Cup is being held. One
      morning, among the bodies, they find Mario (Argentinian, 45 years old) who is still breathing.
      They know they must kill him but the problem is: they have never killed anyone before. A storm indicates that the winter is coming while the destiny of the three men is determined during the World Cup final. Both Pastor and Dionisio are the last link of a chain in the terrible system that has as a result all the missing people; but their deepest fearsemerge as consequence of this dilemma.
    • Partners & financing
    • Hubert Bals Found
      Secretaría Nacional de Cultura ( Paraguay )
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