MORAL SCIENCES

CIENCIAS MORALES

By Diego LERMAN

CAMPO CINE S.R.L. - as PROD

unknown - Development 2009

Maria Teresa, classroom assistant at the Nacional School of Buenos Aires, chases the merest, possibly imaginary wisp of tobacco smoke, starts hiding in the boys’ lavatories to catch the smoking student in flagrante. There she develops a clandestine habit of dubious piquancy.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • unknown
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Director(s)
    • Diego LERMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Diego LERMAN, Maria MEIRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicolas AVRUJ (CAMPO CINE), Diego LERMAN (CAMPO CINE)
    • Synopsis
    • Buenos Aires 1982, close to the end of the military dictatorship. María Teresa (20) is a monitor at a secondary school. She started working when it was still summer and Mr. Biasutto (50), the chief monitor, revealed the attitude she should adopt with students, for it was not easy to get to what he called ‘the exact point’ for the best surveillance. But if everything is out of order, everything is transgression. And when María Teresa, following a vague, maybe inexistent, trail of tobacco smoke, starts hiding in the boys bathroom to catch those smoking in the act, and take them before the authorities, and slowly makes of them a dark and exciting habit, it is not from breaking the rules, but from enforcing them no matter what, that twisting and deviation will arise, from the thorough surveillance for utter correctness, from the inflexible custody of a complete and atrocious normality, because beyond the walls of the school, there is another world, there is a country that almost looks nothing like it.
    • Partners & financing
    • Dominique Barneaud & Marc Bordure / Agat Films & cie (F)
      Rodolfo Cova / Factor RH (VE)
      Luis Angel Ramirez / Imval (Spain)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Dec 01, 2009
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