11/20/2023 07:30 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

Argentina/Brazil/Chile/Luxembourg 2023 189 min Spanish original version with English subtitles

by Rodrigo Moreno

Script: Rodrigo Moreno, DoP: Alejo Maglio, Editors: Karen Akerman, Manuel Ferrari, Producer: Ezequiel Borovinsky, Cast: Daniel Elías, Esteban Bigliardi, Margarita Molfino, Germán De Silva, Mariana Chaud, Gabriela Saidon, Javier Zoro
Buenos Aires bank employee Morán dreams up a scheme to liberate himself from corporate monotony: he’ll steal enough money to support a modest retirement, then confess and serve prison time while his co-worker holds on to the cash. Soon under pressure by a company investigator, accomplice Román heads to a remote rural idyll to hide the funds. There, he encounters a mysterious woman who will transform his life forever.

The latest film from Argentine writer-director Rodrigo Moreno, THE DELINQUENTS melds the existential and the playful to explore the nature of freedom itself. Suffused with timeless beauty, this cinematic discovery is at turns surreal, relatable, funny, romantic, surprising, restorative – and above all – a delight. Argentina’s candidate for the 2024 Foreign Oscar.

Rodrigo Moreno is an Argentine filmmaker born and based in Buenos Aires. His films were shown and awarded at festivals in Berlin, San Sebastian, Toronto, Sundance, Rotterdam, London und Vienna, among many others. He teaches Film Direction at the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires. Furthermore, he sits on the editorial board of the annual publication “Revista de Cine”, for which he also writes articles and essays on cinema. With his photography, experimental videos and performances, he is also successfully active in the visual arts, and was a finalist of ArteBA/Petrobras, one of the most prestigious visual arts awards of South America.

Filmography (selection): 2001 EL DESCANSO, 2011 UN MUNDO MISTERIOSO, 2014 REIMON, 2023 THE DELINQUENTS

Patricia Perez