By Francisco RIOS FLORES


Documentary - Completed 2019

It is a sweltering day in Buenos Aires, Miserere square and the railway station are packed. Almost unnoticed, a group of guys prostitute themselves for little money. Their thoughts emerge, deadening the oppressive hustle and bustle of the square and the station.

& Awards

Toulouse 2019
Competencia Documental del 31 Festival de cine de Toulouse
Split Film Festival 2019
sección Forum
MidBo 2019
Sección Internacional
Pink Screens 2019
Sección Documental
Rome Independent 2019
Competencia Documental
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Francisco RIOS FLORES
    • Writer(s)
    • Francisco RIOS FLORES
    • Producer(s)
    • Lucia REY (LumaDoc), Karina Cintia FUENTES (MOCO Estudio)
    • Synopsis
    • In the heart of Buenos Aires there is a square called Miserere. As it surrounds Once's Station, thousands of people pass through this square daily. It's a multicultural place, a 21st century's Babel.
      MISERERE is a chronicle of a sweltering day in Miserere square. It's a polyphonic film which shows the day of five men who prostitute themselves for little money.
      Through the main characters’ voice-over, their thoughts and wishes are narrated. Rodrigo, who sells goods on the street and prostitute himself. His priority is to earn money to his childs. Cristian, who feels disenchanted and refuses to accept his job in Once, where he has prostituted himself for ten years. Ruben, a Spanish guy who begs for money holding his daughter in the subway and occasionally prostitutes himself. Fabián, a thin guy who lives in the street and dreams of becoming a boxer. Carlitos, a teenager who feels discriminated against because of his skin color.
      The film shows the typical routine of these sex workers: the wait in the station and the square; the search for clients at the adult movie theater; the contact with a new client in the restroom; and the sexual intercourse in the hotel room. Through their journey, MISERERE shows the square and its complex characters: street traders, preachers, prostitutes, homeless people, transvestites, employees, and all the rest who coexist in the same district.
      MISERERE reveals an invisible problem: the prostitution of needy men in the big Latin American cities.