EL LEJANO CONTRAPESO DE LOS ASTROS

THE DISTANT COUNTERWEIGHT OF THE STARS

By Luis ARAMBILET

AAFILMS - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2015

A solar flare strongly affects the lives of a group of youngsters seeking refuge in a condominium, where they test their ability to survive under extreme circumstances.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Science-fiction
    • Countries
    • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Luis ARAMBILET
    • Writer(s)
    • Luis ARAMBILET
    • Producer(s)
    • Ana GUERRERO (AA Films)
    • Synopsis
    • A lonely Danish guy, in the brink of a depression caused by the loss of his daughter and wife, very late at night, sees from his condo terrace when two boys and two girls got stranded after their automobile sputtered out of gas in front of his building, in one of the most elegant avenues of Santo Domingo.
      The four youngsters tried their cel phones to call a cab without avail, strange orbital forces caused by sunspots affects global communications, so they decide to stay inside the car and sleep until next morning when gas stations are open.
      Next day they go to the nearby park to observe the sunrise, intermingling with sporty people walking and jogging. At the moment when the sun comes up, the Solar star explodes and leave the planetary system without natural light. Sudden heat waves forces them to take shelter in the nearby condo, with one of the girls having her eyes damaged. After the initial temperature rise, the Earth start to freeze by the absence of Solar heat. Street riots and martial law forces them to remain in an empty hallway until the Danish guy take pity on them and sent them coats and some food. The neighbours are hysterical and the generalizad uneasiness is worsened by lack of food and supplies. The two boys decide to force their entry in the Danish guy apartment, creating a tense situation that gets resolved by a turn of the screw, leaving the five of them in a precarious situation that can only be solved by Mother Nature.
    • Partners & financing
    • Prtners requiered
    • Production schedule
    • 10/2015 + 5 weeks
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2015
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