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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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El custodio
Horizontes Selection

As a bodyguard, it?s Ruben?s duty to keep the Minister of Planning under constant surveillance. Although he always has to be present, he also has to go completely unnoticed. A shadow, Ruben witnesses everything from the sidelines, as if life was passing him by some metres away. Yet despite his insider?s view, he never clearly understands what?s going on. Single, he is hardly even a protagonist of his own lonely life, with his mentally unstable sister, sale of illegal arms and cheap prostitutes, not to mention the monotonous routine of being a bodyguard and the occasional humiliation from the Minister or his family... That kind of pressure can push someone over the edge, and that?s exactly what it does.
Buenos Aires, 1972. He participated in various shorts while still studying film directing at the Universidad del Cine. In 1993, he wrote and directed Nosotros, Best Film at Bilbao Short Film Festival. He subsequently wrote and directed Compañeros (last episode of the film Mala época, 1988) and El descanso (2002), a feature film made with Ulises Rosell and Andrés Tambornino, winner of awards at the Quebec, Lleida and Buenos Aires Festivals. El custodio, his first solo feature film, won the Alfred Bauer Award at Berlin 2006.
Rodrigo Moreno
Rodrigo Moreno
Bárbara Álvarez, Matías Mesa
Nicolas Goldbart
Julio Chávez, Osmar Núñez, Marcello D’Andrea, Cristina Villamor, Luciana Lifschitz
Running Time
93 m.
Argentina - Germany - France - Uruguay
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