By Macarena AGUILÓ


Drama - Development 2015

The daughter of an army general murdered during the dictatorship by a left-wing commando, fortuitously discovers that the truth behind her father’s death is quite different from what she had been told. Suddenly disarmed, she feels the need to enquire in the veracity of these new facts.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CHILE
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Macarena AGUILÓ
    • Writer(s)
    • Julio ROJAS, Macarena AGUILÓ
    • Producer(s)
    • Macarena AGUILÓ (El Espino Films), Cristián CASTILLO (Alter Producciones)
    • Synopsis
    • 1992 Santiago, Chile
      Andrea, a seventeen-year old young woman, walks into the Corporation for Reparation and Reconciliation office in order to arrange for a scholarship to continue her studies. A friend of hers has informed her that being the child of an army captain killed in 1975 by a left-wing commando, she is entitled to receive government aid. This sponsorship corresponds to the same settlements granted to the family members of the missing and the individuals executed for political reasons (Association of the Relatives of the Disappeared).
      Something extraordinary occurred on her visit to the Corporation that day: The lawyer taking on her case informed her that her father had not died because of a leftwing attack, people who she and her family have considered their enemies for years and years, but rather that her father had been executed by the intelligence agency of the military government.
      Andrea must begin a long and painful process in her life. The identity of her father, a man who now feels like a complete stranger and of whom she scarcely has a few photographs to remember him by, suddenly becomes an enigma. She searches for answers, but the principles that her family lives by and the things that she has learned along her life, inhibit her ability to advance. Eventually the unexpected arrival of her aunt, here on the same quest for the truth, will finally help her break free from stagnation.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2015
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