THE DRAGON DEFENSE

LA DEFENSA DEL DRAGÓN

By Natalia SANTA

GALAXIA 311 - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2017

A chess player who lives of gambling, a watchmaker who refuses to close his workshop, and a Basque homeopath whose vocation is poker, spend their days in downtown Bogotá, as refugees in the safety of their worlds. Life will teach them that is never late to risk losing.

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& Awards

Cannes 2017
Diretor´s Fortnight
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 79 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Natalia SANTA
    • Writer(s)
    • Natalia SANTA
    • Producer(s)
    • Ivette LIANG (Galaxia 311), Nicolás ORDÓÑEZ (Galaxia 311 )
    • Synopsis
    • Samuel (53) is a professional chess player that could have become Grand Master if he hadn’t lost the most important tournament of his career. He became a math teacher and makes his living of small bets on games that he knows by heart. Spends his time in an old coffee shop and a chess club, with his friends Joaquín (68) and Marcos (72).
      Joaquín is a watchmaker and has a repair shop he inherited from his father, but it doesn’t give him enough money to live. Was evicted from his home months ago and forced to sleep on the shop. Unable to change his life, he’s resigned to be a spectator of his own shipwreck. Although he is a Basque, all that ties Marcos to his country is the allowance that his son sends him every month. He still works as a doctor, but his true vocation is poker.
      While Samuel trains a pupil, Joaquín tries to keep his workshop and Marcos finds out why his allowance does not arrive, the daily lives of these men begins to change and they understand that in life, as in love, is never too late to risk losing.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 03, 2016
    • End of shooting
    • Nov 05, 2016
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