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Los Muertos

Fortnight 2004, Feature film, 1h18


A man gets out of jail and starts a canoe trip down the river. His obctive is to visit the daughter he conceived a long time ago. However, a deep mystery surrounds the man and his drifting. The mystery takes in nature and people. Both seem inscrutable, too empty or too concrete. After having described a circle in « La Libertad », Alonso now draws a straight line. Geometry’s simplicity and the depth of the look make a filmmaker.


Lisandro Alonso

Born in Buenos Aires in 1975, Lisandro Alonso studied film at the Universidad del Cine (FUC). After working as an assistant soundman on Pablo Trapero’s El Bonaerense and Mundo Grúa and assistant director on Nicolás Sarquís’s Sobre la tierra, he made his first feature film, La Libertad (2001), which was screened at Cannes that year (Un Certain Regard). In 2003, he founded 4L, a production company based in Buenos Aires to produce his own films. In 2004 and 2006, respectively, he returned to Cannes with Los Muertos and Fantasma, both in the Directors’ Fortnight.

Argentino Vargas

Lisandro Alonso

Cobi Migliora

Catrel Vildolsola

Lisandro Alonso

Flor Maleva

Set decoration
Lisandro Alonso

Production : 4L Amenabar 1870 1 ro « D » 1428 Buenos Aires Argentine tél : +54 11 4781 6119 tél : +33 (0)1 49 96 62 62 fax : +54 11 4771 4933 co-Production : Slot Machine (France) Fortuna Films (Hollande) Ventura Film (Suisse) TSI-Televisione svizzera (Suisse) Fondation Montecinemaverità (Suisse) Arte France Cinéma