The Minder (El Custodio)

Synopsis (momentan nur in Englisch verfügbar)
As a bodyguard it’s Rubén’s duty to keep the Minister of Planning under constant surveillance. As a shadow, Rubén witnesses everything from the sidelines, as if life was passing by some metres away from him. Yet, despite his insider’s view, he never understands clearly what’s going on, what’s being talked about, nor where the characters come from or go to. Single Rubén is hardly even a protagonist in his own life. A lonely life, involving a mentally unstable sister and a dizzy niece, sale of illegal arms and cheap prostitutes. Plus the monotonous routine of being a bodyguard and the occasional humiliation from the Minister or his family … Such pressure can ultimately explode. This is Rubén’s inevitable outcome.

Berlin International Film Festival 2006, Competition

Festivals und Preise (Auswahl)
Alfred Bauer Prize, Berlin International Film Festival 2006
Best Film, Best Script, FIPRESCI Award, Guadalajara International Film Festival 2006
Winner of Horizontes, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2006
Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Bogota Film Festival 2006
Best Director, Best Actor, Havana Film Festival 2006

Argentinien 2005
Regie: Rodrigo Moreno
Produktion: Rizoma Film (Argentinien), Eddie Saeta, (Spanien), Pandora Film (Deutschland), Control Z Film (Uruguay)
Deutscher WCF-Partner: Pandora Film
Weltvertrieb: The Match Factory (Deutschland)

Gefördert in der WCF-Jurysitzung im Juni 2005
Fördersumme: 40.000 €

El Custodio