WHERE ARE YOU, BUDDY?

¿DÓNDE ESTÁS, NEGRO?

By Alejandro MALY

LYMA FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016

Beginning with the story of Chasman and Chirolita, the most famous number of ventriloquism in Argentina, this documentary takes us into the world of this art with testimonies of several ventriloquists that tell the special relationship they have with their dummies.

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BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2016
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Art - Culture, Biography
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alejandro MALY
    • Writer(s)
    • Alejandro MALY
    • Producer(s)
    • Alejandro MALY (LYMA FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • Chasman and Chirolita were the most important ventriloquism´s act of Argentina and perhaps one of the best in the world. Chasman talent to manage Chirolita was really amazing, he made see his dummy as if it was alive while he lit a cigarette and smoked it. Friends and showbiz people who worked with him describe the confidential nature which Chasman had and the special relationship he had with his dummy, whose origin and destination after ventriloquist´s death are a mystery.
Chasman inspired and motivated the emergence of many ventriloquists in the local scene. Many of them meet monthly with their dummies in the Argentine Ventriloquist Circle. Within this underworld we find colorful characters like ventriloquist former commissioner of the Federal Police, the orthodox jewish ventriloquist with his Chirolita´s replica with a quipa, a ventriloquist who leaves a posthumous note inside the head of his dummy, a ventriloquist who creates a doll and falls in love of her and many others.
They all reflect on this strange relationship they have with their dummies as they wonder, where is Chirolita?
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