In the mid-70s, a stranger arrives in a quiet provincial town. In a restaurant, for no apparent reason, he sets about attacking Claudio, a well-known lawyer. The community supports the lawyer, humiliates the stranger and throws him out. Later, on the way home, Claudio and his wife Susana are once again intercepted by the stranger, who is determined to wreak his terrible revenge on Claudio. The lawyer embarks on a road of no-return, of death, secrets and silences.
Benjamín Naishtat’s work includes fictional shorts like El juego (2010), selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation, and others of an experimental slant, such as Historia del mal (2011), screened in Rotterdam and at different international events. His first feature film, Historia del miedo (History of Fear, 2014), was selected for Films in Progress 24 (San Sebastian 2013), competed at the Berlin Festival, won the Best Film Award in Jeonju and participated in Horizontes Latinos in 2014. The second, El movimiento (The Movement, 2015), participated in the Cineasti del Presente section of the Locarno Festival.