THE CRIME OF LAS SALINAS

CRIMEN DE LAS SALINAS

By Lucas DISTÉFANO

VIENTOCINE - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2016

San José de las Salinas, Córdoba. Argentina. A village that lives thank to the harvest of salt. A 77 year old man marries a 33 year old woman. Three years later the woman, with the help of her brother, murders her husband

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& Awards

Visions du Réel 2015
Doc in progress
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2016
Argentinian Competition
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2016
Argentina competition
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 63 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lucas DISTÉFANO
    • Writer(s)
    • Lucas DISTÉFANO
    • Producer(s)
    • Lucas DISTÉFANO (VIENTOCINE)
    • Synopsis
    • Ramón Cáceres – also called by the villagers “black Ron” got married in secret eight years ago with Norma Aveldaño in Dean Funes. Black Ron was a widower for ten years, lived in a borrowed house and his romance put him against all his family.
      While we investigate the causes that promoted the murder, three people explain other possible derivations of the crime, by telling us a really intimate story of their lives.
      This way, in addition to the crime, other motives are shown: the desert of salt, the miserable wages and the desolated landscape. Do the features of a place shape the characteristics of a man? And as a metaphor: Is Nature the instigator of a crime? A crime also motivated by the greed of the woman’s brothers.
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