Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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The Debt
(La Deuda)

by Manuel José ALVAREZ & Nicolás BUENAVENTURA

The story is set at El Paraiso (Paradise), a village of yesterday and today, from here and there… It starts with the poisoning of a man, a usurer nicknamed the Turk. During his slow death, no one comes to help, he is left alone to die by the villagers. Some feel remorse, others fear, most are pitiless. No one knows who killed him, but somehow everyone has something to do with his death. Everyone except for three people : Begonia Alfaro, Alma Astete and Talento Piedrahita the solicitor. They bury the man in a hole, without a tombstone, near the cemetery. The villagers are about to go on with their lives, relieved to be rid of the usurer, and to claim their possessions back, but guilt settles in, divides them and sets them against each other.

  • Titre français
    La Dette
  • Original title
    La Deuda
  • Titre international
    The Debt
  • Scénario
    N. Buenaventura Vidal
  • Photo
    Juan Cristobal Cobo
  • Montage
    M.J. Alvarez N. Buenaventura Vidal
  • Son
    Raul Garcia Aparicio
  • Musique
    Luis Bacalov
  • Interprétation
    Humberto Dorado, Alejandra Borrero, Vicky Hernandez, Marcela Valencia, Jairo Camargo, Helios Fernandez, Constanza Duque
  • Production
    ABCiné Nuevos Proyectos,
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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