LEÓN

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LA LEÓN

Santiago Otheguy
Argentinien/F, 2006
Fiction, 85min, OmeU

LA LEÓN

Santiago Otheguy
Argentinien/F, 2006
Fiction, 85min, OmeU

Cast: 
Jorge Román
Alvaro
Daniel Valenzuela
El Turu
José Muñoz
Iribarren
Daniel Sosa
Gadae Pere
Ana Maria Montalvo
Gadae Mere
Screenplay: 
Santiago Otheguy
Sound: 
Abel Tortorelli
Camera: 
Paula Grandio
Editor: 
Sebastian Sepulveda
Valeria Otheguy

Production: 
Polar Films Concepcion Arenal 3425-3°47 Buenos Aires, C 1427 EKA Argentinien T 11 45 52 83 72 pasalo@fibertel.com.ar
World Sales: 
MK2 55 rue Traversière 75012 Paris, Frankreich T 1 44 67 30 00 sales@mk2.com
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Alvaro's world is one of rivers and streams. This remote island off the Argentinean coast is where he ekes out a humble existence. Fishing and reed-cutting are his only sources of income. Alvaro's homosexuality makes him just as much of an outsider as does his love of books. The only link between this forlorn part of the world in the middle of the wide ocean and the city on the mainland is skipper El Turu's little boat, «El León», that carries islanders back and forth, once a day. A rough and sometimes violent man, El Turu is convinced that Alvaro poses a threat to the remote island community and its prevailing values and virtues. Intolerant and unrelenting, he bullies Alvaro whenever he can. Yet if truth be known, his aggressive rejection of an alternative existence only serves to conceal his inner emotional turmoil.