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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Un oso rojo

Fortnight 2002, Feature film, 1h37

Synopsis

After doing seven years in prison for murder and armed robbery, Oso is released on parole. His wife Natalia and daughter Alicia now live with the jobless Sergio, who has racked up debts from playing the horses. Oso hopes to get them back and help them, but to do so he has to control his clumsiness and his irrepressible outbursts of violence. When Le Turco tries to persuade him to take part in a new « job », he realizes the only way to ensure his daughter’s future is to be an outlaw. This disillusioned urban western relates the fate of a fringe dispenser of justice at odds with the harsh reality of the suburbs. This lonesome cowboy’s only steed is a car, his only saloon Le Turco’s bar, and his only reward Alicia’s smile.

Director

Israel Adrían Caetano

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1969, Adrían Caetano moved to Argentina when he was 16. After making several video shorts, he received a grant in 1995 which allowed him to direct his first 35mm short, « Cuesta abajo ». His friendship with Bruno Stagnaro led to a first feature film, « Pizza, birra, faso », which they co-directed on a shoe-string budget. In 2001, he directed another feature, « Bolivia », which won several international awards. He has also made « Peces chicos », a documentary for television.

Agostina Lage
Julio Chavez
Luis Machín
René Lavand
Soledad Villamil

Screenplay
Israel Adrían Caetano, Graciela Speranza

Image
Guillermo Behnisch

Sound
Marcos de Aguirre

Editing
Santiago Ricci

Music
Diego Grimblat

Set decoration
Graciela Oderigo

Production :
Lita Stantic
Lita Stantic Producciones
av Santa Fe 3205
Piso 2 Office 31
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentine
tél. : (5411) 4823 7245
fax : (54 11) 4821 4544
lstantic@elsitio.net 

TS Productions (France)
Wanda Vision (Espagne) 

Ventes à l’étranger :
Lita Stantic Producciones 

Presse :
Isabelle Buron
tél : 33 (0)1 40 44 02 33
fax : 33 (0)1 45 42 44 10
port : 33 (0)6 12 62 49 23
isabelle.buron@wanadoo.fr

Title in Original Version : L’Ours rouge