THE BROKEN YEARS

LOS AÑOS ROTOS

By Gerardo TORT

ARTE MECÁNICA PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

Drama - Development 2017

Accidentally Carlos is told his brother Joel may still be alive. Disappeared 30 years before, during the “dirty war” of the 70‘s in Mexico, his disappearance broke the memory and the story of his family. With those fragments Carlos will try to reconstruct and give meaning to his own existence.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • MEXICO, SPAIN, GERMANY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gerardo TORT
    • Writer(s)
    • Marina STAVENHAGEN
    • Synopsis
    • Mexico, 2001. Any given sunday Carlos is having breakfast at Mexico City's downtown when an old friend casually finds him. In a brief chat Carlos acknowledges his brother Joel, who disappeared 30 years before and was believed to be death, may still be alive: his friend saw him years after his disappearance. Carlos must make a travel to the past in search of his brother, a trip that will take him and his adopted son, Santiago -who is actually son of Joel- to unveil one of the most painful passages in recent history of Mexico: The Dirty War. Through interviews with people who met Joel, Carlos will discover his brother adopted clandestinity when he joined one of the several guerrilla movement existing in Mexico at that time. It is a trip that will not only unveil the conditions of clandestinity and the atrocities of those years, but all this facts will transform Carlos to the point where he question his complete life and the reasons of his own existence.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 08, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Mar 04, 2017
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