EL CONCURSANTE

THE CONTESTANT

By Carlos OSUNA

MALTA CINE - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Completed 2017

A film made for those who have suffered some kind of injustice.
A movie for those who had to live in a society governed by chance.
A society where we are always in a list to be selected but never get chosen.
A society of losers accustomed and resigned.
A society of contestants who will never win.

Festivals
& Awards

Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2017
Ventana Sur 2018
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    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carlos OSUNA
    • Writer(s)
    • Alejandro QUINTERO, Carlos OSUNA, Juan Mauricio RUIZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Juan Mauricio RUIZ
    • Synopsis
    • In 2011, a brand of seasonings decided to give away 2000 pressure cookers in exchange for 20 wrappers of their products.

      Our story takes place in Cartagena. Cristobal (24) an unemployed shy kind of guy starts to line up the night before because her mother wants that cooker so badly. He thinks he is at the beginning of the line but then we discover he is in the middle of it. 2000 cookers were to be delivered nationwide, but in Cartagena alone, 12000 people were in the cue at the break of the day.

      The story portraits the birth of a community within the line. Cristobal will make his way back and forth through the line picking up on the hopes and fears of those around him. Little by little people realize they will not get the cooker. The night falls and with it heavy clashes between the contestants and the police take place. A big riot breaks out.
      Cristobal is beaten, his clothes are full of blood but there he is smiling as he walks holding hands with a bunch of strangers while the city is torn to shreds behind him.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2016
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