EL CANDIDATO

THE CANDIDATE

By Daniel HENDLER

CORDON FILMS - as PROD

Second film - Completed 2016

Martín is a charismatic, brilliant and committed leader ... This is the central idea that will launch Martin Marchand’s political campaing. Martin’s advisers and creative team, meet at Martín´s country-house to restlessly design his profile. However, some of them have arrived to blow up the candidat

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San Sebastian FF 2017
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Second film
    • Countries
    • URUGUAY, ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel HENDLER
    • Writer(s)
    • Daniel HENDLER
    • Producer(s)
    • Micaela SOLÉ (Cordón Films), Pablo UDENIO (HC FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • At the age of 50, Martin Marchand is not satisfied with his status as an entrepreneur and decides to accept a political candidacy, betting on his technical control of the new trends in communication, and hollowed out slogans as "independence" or "transparency".
      Martin convenes a group of technicians and advisers to stay during a weekend at his country- house to design his profile as leader.
      However, some members of the team seem more interested in gathering information on Marchand´s bussiness than in the political campaign for which they were hired.
      A musician, a graphic designer, an agency coordinator, a media consultant, an executive operator, a personal assistant, and various advertising creatives, are all seemingly aligned in the project; but Martin struggles to find a reliable mirror on which to locate his image.
      Focusing on the audiovisual campaign rather than on his ideology, the team create Martin´s profile as if it were a fictional character; and under the logic of fiction, the candidate’s personal threads start to unfold.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2014
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