SEQUÍA

THE DROUGHT

By Adrián FABRISSIN

AARMÄDO FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2017

A vile selfish farmer is forced to evacuate his ranch. The causes of his misfortune are: the drought, the social situation in the country, the conflicts with his step-sister and mainly his alcoholism.
As a final solution, agrees to submmit his own daugthers to prostitution.

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Ventana Sur 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • First film, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adrián FABRISSIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Adrián FABRISSIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Adrián FABRISSIN (AARMÄDO FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Wenceslao Mansilla is a lazy, alcoholic and vile farmer who is forced to leave his ranch. He is a cruel man, who was adopted by a familiy of german immigrants, with whom he was raised under a prusian education.
      The authentics owners of the property, his half-sister and her husband, the cinical Kauffmann, are pushing hard in order to force the eviction.
      Resentful, Wenceslao, punishes his wife, Norma, cruelty. To this conflict, come others to join: the passed drought that caused the ruin of his farm, and the fact that their teenage daughters are passing their sexual awakening.
      His only friend is “redneck” Malvicino, a machiavellian, cheater, drinking pal, who is interested in Antonia, Wenceslao’s elder daughter. His intention is satisfying his sexual fantasies. Not only he is a married man, but also shows a psychopathic behavior because he plays with the feelings of the girls who is in love with him.
      He offers money to Wenceslao in order to have sex with her, convincing him with the argument of helping him with the eviction conflict and the possibility of paying the lawyer fees.
      Soon, it becomes a lucrative business. They can’t hide this atrocity, for that, Norma tries to confront her husband. Wenceslao reacts with violence, and after a discussion, he beats her to death. He hides the body. His accomplice, Malvicino, keeps Antonia and Laura, until Wenceslao finishes his work.
      The girls talk to the police, but only find that the sheriff covers and helps the men. They are completely alone.
      Wenceslao drinks more and more. He loses interest in his ranch, and the girls, as sexual slaves, live with a lock in their bedroom door.
      After a while, Laura is forced to make an abortion, that leaves her very sick. Antonia takes her mother’s place, looking after her sister. Wenceslao, crazier, manages the brothel (by an advise of the sheriff himself), wich is placed in an abandoned house, at the back of the main house, that used to belong to Wenceslao’s mother.
      One night Wenceslao is waiting for customers, is attacked by a gang of young men leaded by El Julián, Malvicino’s son. After knocking him down, the gang get in the shack and rape and beat Antonia until they murder her.
      Mansilla, realizes how he end his family: Norma and Antonia murdered and Laura bleeding to death because of the abortion. He leaves the house, cowardly.
      Now he drinks at the bar without any hope, without his sexual slaves, with the conviction of loosing the ranch, and the certain of having his heart dry.

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