REUS

By Pablo FERNANDEZ, Eduardo PIÑERO

SUEKOFILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

In Montevideo, in the mythical Reus Neighborhood the power struggle between Tano´s family and the Jewish store owners is about to explode. A new drug arrives, and the old codes are broken. The end of an era is near.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller
    • Countries
    • URUGUAY, BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pablo FERNANDEZ, Eduardo PIÑERO
    • Writer(s)
    • Eduardo PIÑERO, Pablo FERNANDEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Pablo FERNANDEZ (suekofilms)
    • Synopsis
    • n the mythical neighborhood of Reus, in Montevideo, the power struggle between the Jewish businessmen and the Tano's family is heating up. Tano (32) is the leader of the Tanos family, a family with deep roots in the neighborhood. Word in the street is that Tano is coming back to Reus, after spending some time in jail.
      But things are getting tricky. A new drug, pasta base, has arrived on the old streets. The codes that have rule for generations are forgotten.
      Tano is planning a big hit to get back at Don Elias (56), the most powerful of the Jewish businessmen. He was the one who had Tano sent to jail. With the help of El Negro (32), his longtime brother, and the rest of the Tano´s family they empty one of Don Elias´ storehouses.
      Looking at his empty deposit, Don Elias recognizes the style. It´s not the first time Tano has crossed his path. Next in his mind is how to convince the rest of the Jewish businessmen to follow him in his vendetta. His leadership in his community is at stake.
      A big party is on the making. It´s Esmeralda´s birthday, and the great Tano´s family gathers. Esmeralda and their son Maykol (10) are the main reason for Tano to go back to his old hood, even if it´s dangerous. Tano is nervous about seeing her for the first time since getting out. But the party, organized by La Mamma gets everybody reconciled.
      Don Elias is under pressure from the Jewish community and his own family. His wife Hannah (50) is organizing the Bar Mitzvah of their son Leonardo (12), and Don Elias is not helping. He�s all business. After convincing the other businessmen, he recruits a sinister man from the time of the military dictatorship, the Colonel. It�s time to take the offensive.
      "Reus" is the store of a neighborhood, of two families and of the codes they live by. It´s a historical neighborhood of immigrants, the place of the first synagogue of Uruguay, where big stores and poor slums exist side by side. With a realistic eye we see these people as they struggle for surviving in this troubled times, where the old codes are not respected anymore.
      Two deaths shock the neighborhood. The delicate balance of the neighborhood is broken, and Tano takes the decision of moving back to Reus, to his family, and face Don Elías.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2010
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