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El Muerto y ser Feliz

Director: Javier Rebollo Country: Argentina
Spain
Year: 2012
Cast: Valeria Alonso
Roxana Blanco
Lisa Caligaris
Run Time: 92 mins Festival Black Movie Film Festival 2013
Mar del Plata Film Festival 2012
San SebastiƔn International Film Festival 2012
Toulouse CinespaƱa 2012
Warsaw International Film Festival 2012
 

Synopsis

El Muerto is the story of a Spanish man in Argentina who one day becomes aware on the upper floor of a hospital in Buenos Aires of his approaching death. He decides to escape, to flee towards the north and across Argentina. This last cross has no specific destination. Only matters movement and sensation of extreme freedom, but above all, the feeling to leave behind only the last moment of life. Hit-man of his condition, he is intimate with death. That's why he serenely moves forward her. His long wondering, being similar by many aspects to a modern novel of cavalry. In this paradoxical movement of avoiding death while rushing towards her, he meets a women, she will be his rider. This movie is the story of a hit-man who does not murder. A story of guns that don't do fire, dogs and roads.

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