DÍAS DE SANTIAGO

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DÍAS DE SANTIAGO

DAYS OF SANTIAGO

Josué Méndez
Peru, 2004
Fiction, 83min, Omd/fU

DÍAS DE SANTIAGO

Josué Méndez
Peru, 2004
Fiction, 83min, Omd/fU

Cast: 
Pietro Sibille
Santiago Román
Milagros Vidal
Andrea
Alheli Castillo
Mari
Lili Urbina
Mutter
Ricardo Mejia
Vater
Erick Garcia
Coco
Ivy La Noire
Ines
Screenplay: 
Josué Méndez
Sound: 
Francisco Adrianzén
Camera: 
Juan Durán
Editor: 
Roberto Benavides
Composer: 
M. J. Laroche
Mogambo
Malas Juntas
Afrodisiacos
C. Vega
I.
Decoration: 
Claudia Aguirre

Production: 
Chullachaki Producciones, Lima chullachaki_cine@hotmail.com
World Sales: 
Josué Méndez Malecón 910, Apt. 1801, Miraflores Lima, Peru T 511 242 22 53 josuemendez@hotmail.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

Santiago, an intense 23-year old young man trained for nothing but fighting, finds himself back in normal life after service in the army. His wife is at the point of leaving him, his family wants to keep him at a distance. With a large chip on his shoulder, he is frus-trated in his desires to get an education while his old comrades try to persuade him to join them in their dream of robbing banks. Skilfully interweaving black and white and colour footage in a way that both heightens the films realism and the sense of despair and frustration of his protagonist, Josué Mendéz has created a distinctive portrait of life in Lima. He makes very palpable the way the young mans training has circum-
scribed his life, made him the victim of assumptions in the reactions of others, in spite of the fact that his army career has been in their service. (Simon Field)