LOS DIAS SEGUN ELLOS

MALAMBO KING

By Juan Pablo FELIX

BIKINI FILMS (ARGENTINA) - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Development 2017

After seven years without seeing him, CABRA (13), a young rebel boy from the Argentine Northwest, receives the unexpected visit of his father, a con who gained a permit to leave jail for a few days to visit his son, but uses it to stage a highway hold-up.

Festivals
& Awards

San Sebastian 2016
EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Coproduction Prize - V Coproduction Forum
Guadalajara FICG 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Road movie, First film
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, FRANCE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juan Pablo FELIX
    • Writer(s)
    • Juan pablo FELIX
    • Producer(s)
    • Veronica CURA (UTOPICA GROUP S.R.L.), Maria luisa GUTIERREZ (BOWFINGER INT´L PICTURES), Helene MITJAVILE (MELOCOTON FILMS), Gerardo GUERRA (LONDRA FILMS P&D), Ana alice DE MORAIS (3 MOINHOS PRODUÇÕES)
    • Synopsis
    • Cabra is a rebellious teenager. He lives with his sister in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, North of Argentina, near the Bolivian border. His dream: becoming a professional dancer of malambo sincronizado – the gauchos folkloric tap-dance, where the tapping of the feet imitate the trot of the horse.
      While preparing for the most important dance contest of his life, Cabra receives the unexpected visit of his father El Corto, who has three days’ permission out of jail.
      El Corto takes Cabra and his sister on a journey along the roads of northern Argentina, where father and children will meet again.
      But El Corto hides a secret: he got out of jail to commit a robbery and buy his remission. While trying to discover what their father hides, Cabra and his sister find themselves involved in a violent hold-up and discover their father’s true nature.
      After a tough journey, pursued by the police and lost in the middle of the desert, struggling to get on time to his dance contest, Cabra realizes that he has to leave his father to get on stage and fulfill his dream.
      Finally, Cabra’s triumph has a bitter taste: he realizes that in order to grow-up he has to cut his father off.
    • Partners & financing
    • INCAA ARGENTINA - OPERA PRIMA PRIZE - confirmed
      EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Coproduction Prize - V Coproduction Forum - confirmed
      IBERMEDIA production grant - requested
      Aide aux Cinemas du monde - requested
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 06, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Dec 22, 2017
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