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TL-1 -Mi reino por un Platillo Volador

Director: Tetsuo Lumière Country: Argentina Year: 2004
Cast: Tetsuo Lumière
Florencia Smayenka
Olga Nani
Run Time: 75 mins
 

Synopsis

The young Lumi was born in a small town, a town without a movie theatre, but he fell in love with movies by watching then on TV. His favourite movie was one about martians destroying the Earth with their flying saucers, titled “The War of the Worlds”.

His dream was to make a movie like that, a film about flying saucers attacking the city of Buenos Aires. When he was a teenager he moved to the big city, and there he lived in the streets, in squats, but he never stops making movies: very cheap, very bizarre films, with sets made out of trash, using actors and actresses found anywhere; anxiously waiting for the moment to become rich and a famous for having made a great movie about flying saucers. During the shooting of one of this films, Lumi fainted. At the hospital he learned that he had a brain tumor and he only had a few months of life left. Even then, having no job, no money, no girlfriend and ill on the verge of dying, Lumi was not discouraged. He spent his last months of life making his dreamed movie of flying saucers. Whatever it takes.

Click here to read an article on the 3rd film of Tetsuo Lumiere's trilogy, "Quest for the Power Sphere".

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