ROAD TO LA PAZ

CAMINO A LA PAZ

By Francisco VARONE

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Road movie - Completed 2015

Sebastián takes Jalil on a most important mission. What begins as an inconvenience for Sebastián ends up being an adventure that will change his life.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Road movie, Drama
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, NETHERLANDS, QATAR
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Francisco VARONE
    • Synopsis
    • Sebastián (35) is a man whose passions in life are his favorite rock band, Vox Dei, and his aging Peugeot 505. Recently married to Jazmín and in need of money, he begins to work as a car-service chauffeur. Among his passengers is Jalil, an elderly Muslim who one morning makes a curious proposal: he will pay Sebastián a healthy sum to drive him from Buenos Aires to La Paz, Bolivia.Reluctantly and full of doubt, Sebastián agrees to take the trip, which the old man has planned in detail.The two men are constantly at odds during the trip. Sebastián gets irritated by Jalil’s eating in the car, his taste for Arab music and his requests for prayer stops. Although they are so different, something stronger conquers the two men’s mutual resistance to each other, causing them to bond and become close road companions.Almost nothing goes as planned. Nevertheless, the trip that began as an annoyance for Sebastián becomes a mission, a kind of exodus from himself. ROAD TO LA PAZ is a coming of age film for late comers, an endearing encounter between distant cultures, and an odyssey of spiritual initiation.
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