Mambo Cool

Chris Gude
Kolumbien, USA 2013
62 min

A dispossessed drug dealer and his derelict companions are part of a cool generation that confronts displacement, sickness, and cultural decay in the back alleys of a city in Colombia. They are acquainted with many people on the streets, but are selective with their friendships. With all their connections dead, they struggle to survive on their own terms.
“In this first film showing great skill, Chris Gude’s bold bet is to take the opposite view of naturalism. Indeed, meagre plots are collected in bare settings, marked out by fixed frames with very straight lines, pure colors and almost monochromatic shots. An amazing, almost threatening quietness prevails, only reinforced by the serene voices, hieratic bodies and stylized actions, which give each meeting and each dialogue the obviousness of necessity.” (Jean-Pierre Rehm)

In the presence of Chris Gude.


  • Jorge Gaviria
  • Hernán Padilla
  • Nelson María Betancur
  • Sergio Castrillón
  • Alberto Adolfo Herrera
  • Chris Gude
  • José Ignacio Pardo
  • Luis Fernando Buitrago
  • Neil Benezra
  • Mauricio Leiva Cock
  • David Oquendo
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