SHOWROOM

By Fernando MOLNAR

WERNER CINE - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2014

In a country that is collapsing, Diego keeps a single goal: to live in capital city again. He leaves his family in "Delta del Tigre" and becomes an obsessive seller within the showroom of a new building: a mock up apartment to be driven to absurd situations living on the brink of autism.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2014
Latam
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 76 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fernando MOLNAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Lucia PUENZO, Sergio BIZZIO, Fernando MOLNAR
    • EIDR 10.5240/0B80-BDD6-4BCF-BAAC-EFE8-1
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicolas BATLLE (MAGOYA FILMS), Daniel WERNER (WERNER CINE)
    • Synopsis
    • In a country that was falling apart, Diego, 45 years old, holds on to his job as a host for parties and weddings. In order to maintain his social status, he takes walks along a high-class neighborhood to which he would like to belong. Oblivious to all the things he has been losing owing to their economic situation, he finally realizes he has no other choice but move out from a modest city apartment to a borrowed house in Delta del Tigre (30 kilometers from Capital City) with his family, an environment totally alien to them.
      While his wife and his daughter strive to adapt to the Delta, Diego’s uncle offers him a job as a salesman at the mock-up apartment of a building in construction at the high-class neighborhood he frequents. The place is a perfect replica, clean and luxurious, where nothing works. Behind that perfect environment that he makes his own is the construction site in which a group of builders he despises work.
      Diego, unaware of what’s going on in his family, doesn’t see that his wife and his younger daughter are adapting to a much wilder world. Time passes and Diego neglects his family until they almost become strangers.
      The relationship between Diego and his wife and daughter becomes as tense as the relationship of Diego and the builders with whom he coexists without exchanging more than a few stern directions. One day, one of the builders suffers an accident and Diego has an unexpected reaction, which shows a humanity gesture for the first time.
      After Diego sells all the apartments of the building, his uncle gives him the oppressive apartment and promises to give him the same salesman job at another building in construction. Diego leaves the mock-up apartment while a group of fifteen builders take down the plastic world in which he had been living over the last months and load the pieces onto a truck.
      Diego candidly goes back to the Delta with the news of their return to the city, thinking that he still can bring the family together again His wife and daughter visited the apartment. After seeing this pathetic reality Diana and Karina make the decision to stay and live in the Delta. Diego lives alone in the little apartment. Finally he manages his dream of return to capital. Now within a similar showroom, Diego is ready to continue selling illusions.
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles