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

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Under the skin
(Bajo la piel)

by Francisco J. LOMBARDI

A most unusual police officer-timid, insecure who never resorts to violence is appointed head of the police force in Palle, a small town in the north of Peru, home in times gone of the Moche culture, the bloodiest yet beautiful nation of the pre-Inca era. The story begins in Palle with a series of crimes committed in full Moche tradition : young decapitated men with the sockets of their eyes emptied. The police officer, Percy, who is in charge of the investigation, contacts a Spanish pathologist and a professor who is an expert of the Moche culture. The professional skills of the pathologist put Percy onto the right track for hunting down the assassin. The relationship between Percy and the pathologist becomes more and more intimate until it finally breaks into a passionate love affair, causing strong impulses “under the skin” that he is unable to control. At the same time, his relationship with the assassin reveals the dark side that has existed in all of us for millions and millions of years.

  • Titre français
    Sous la peau
  • Original title
    Bajo la piel
  • Titre international
    Under the skin
  • Scénario
    Augusto Cabada
  • Photo
    Teo Delgado
  • Montage
    Fernando Pardo
  • Son
  • Musique
    Bingen Medizabai
  • Interprétation
    Ana Risueno, José Luis Ruiz Barahona, Diego Bertie, Gianfranco Brero, Jorge Rodriguez Paz, Gilberto Torres, Jorge Velasquez, Eduardo Yepes, Augusto Varillas, Ernesto Paez, Reynaldo Delgado
  • Production
    Tornasol films (Espagne), Inca Films (Pérou), Pandora Film (Allemagne)

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