RICARDO BÄR

By Gerardo NAUMANN, Nele WOHLATZ

BAFICI - BUENOS AIRES INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Documentary - Completed 2012


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BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Argentinian Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gerardo NAUMANN, Nele WOHLATZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Gerardo NAUMANN, Nele WOHLATZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Christoph BEHL, Gerardo NAUMANN, Nele WOHLATZ
    • Synopsis
    • Ricardo Bär, the main character in this documentary, is a young Evangelist from Colonia Aurora, in the province of Misiones, who is on a path to become a pastor one day. Like him, most of the people there share a series of characteristics: they’re descendants of Germans, devoted of the Baptist church, and due to their closeness to the border, they all speak portunhol.
      The directors make a series of trips to Aurora and closely follow Ricardo’s life in and with the community. This documenting leads the directors to face a series of important difficulties: neither the pastor, nor Ricardo, nor the community wishes to be filmed anymore. At that point is where the great accomplishment of the film is revealed: in the manifestation of these difficulties, dilemmas, dialogues, conflicts, and problems the filmmakers must deal with in order to carry on with the film; and also, especially, in the problems that arise between them and the locals.
      Only after they give their explanations at the at the church, and through a public referendum they themselves witness, the film will be able to continue.
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