ROUTE 66

RUTA 66

By Ernesto BACA

MALDITA PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

Drama - Production 2017

A road movie of an old woman who is a bike rider, searching for her destiny on Route 66.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, SWAZILAND, COLOMBIA, MEXICO, USA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 66 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ernesto BACA
    • Writer(s)
    • Ernesto BACA
    • Producer(s)
    • Lisandro javier NEGROMANTI (Maldita Productions), Ernesto BACA (Kaumodaki Films), Sergio bonacci LAPALMA (Maldita Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • There is an imaginary character, an Argentine Payador, that tells the following story:

      Cristian (32) is on a journey from Mexico to enter illegally by road to the USA. Unfortunately, he is caught by the border patrol.

      Elma (54) is searching for a new love. At the grave of her lost one she promises to find a new husband. She travels on her motorcycle through the desert landscape where she sees Cristian running handcuffed from far away. She helps him escape by giving him two options: marriage or deportation. Cristian accepts the marriage and hops on the back seat of the motorcycle.

      Their journey together is set by heading via Route 66 to Las Vegas to get married. On this trip, they start to get to know each other as they stop at different historical landmarks along the road. Elma is in complete control of the situation while Cristian’s only hope lies in the prayers to his Virgin of Guadalupe.

      In Las Vegas, Elma meets up with an old waitress friend (29). Cristian associates her face and form to the similar face of his Virgin of Guadalupe. The resemblance is uncanny and Cristian is left hypnotized by her. Elma’s waitress friend also feels some sort of impulse towards Cristian. After celebrating that night Elma gets super drunk and passes out while Cristian and the waitress fall deeply in love.

      However, Cristian’s destiny has already been written, on this journey with Elma. They get married and hit the road to live happily ever after, but deep inside Cristian´s heart he will remain with this beautiful waitress he once met in Las Vegas.
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