Berlinale

The Other (El Otro)

Synopsis
A run of the mill, one-day business trip to the country becomes another journey: Upon reaching his destination, Juan Desouza discovers that the man travelling at his side is dead. Secretly, almost like a game, he decides to adopt the dead man’s identity, inventing a profession for himself, finding a place to stay: the possibility of not returning. In his new days off, in a state of availability, the man undertakes, without knowing it, an adventure into nature, into the rediscovery of his tastes, his basic instincts, trying to grasp the idea that the life dealt out for him, and he chose to live, is not the only one possible.


World premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2007, Competition

Key festivals and awards
Silver Bear (Grand Jury Prize for Best Film), Silver Bear for Best Actor, Berlin International Film Festival 2007
Audience Award Fribourg International Film Festival 2007
Best Actor, Lima Latino American Film Festival 2007
Best Actor, Baja California Film Festival 2007
Best Script, Gijon International Film Festival 2007
Best Director, Best Actor, Lleida Mostra de Cinema Latinoamericano 2008

Argentina, 2007
Director: Ariel Rotter
Producers: Aire Cine and Aquafilms (Argentina), Celluloid Dreams Productions (France), Selavy Filmproduktion (Germany)
German WCF partner: Selavy Filmproduktion
World sales: Celluloid Dreams (France)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in January 2005
Funding amount: 60.000 €