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T.R.A.P

A mystical place, an enchanted story: A group of knights, imported directly from the Middle Ages, go ashore on the banks of the Río de la Plata. They are searching for a grave where they wish to perform a ritual. As they pass through the jungle, things happen that cause them to land in the present day. They have sex, find a car, enjoy a sunset with beers in their hands. Then an announcement comes over the radio that makes everything appear in a different light, and there’s no going back. This past summer demonstrations took place in southern Argentina against the Italian fashion and textile company Benetton. The company owns enormous tracts of land there that originally belonged to the Mapuche people. The indigenous Mapuche have been trying to get their property back for years in order to live in a self-determined manner. The protests were associated with excesses on both sides; Santiago Maldonado, who demonstrated with the Mapuche, disappeared in their midst. ‘Never again’ was the widespread sentiment at the end of the dictatorship in Argentina, now the old threat seems to be looming again. There is no escape from reality – one has to face up to it. The filmmaker breaks open prevalent stereotypes in order to tell his own story free of hegemonial interference.
Maike Mia Höhne

by
Manque La Banca

Argentina 2018

Spanish

16 min · Colour

World premiere

With

Teo Palvi (Xavier De La Tumba)
Julia Sbriller (Jules De La Pond)
Antu La Banca (Manc Le Blanc)

Crew

Written and directed by
Manque La Banca
Director of Photography
Pablo Huerta
Editing
Manc Le Blanc
Sound Design
Hernan Biassotti
Music
Antu La Banca
Producer
Tobías Cédola
Co-production
Un Puma, Buenos Aires, Argentinien

Biography

Manque La Banca

Born in Bariloche, Argentina in 1990, he studied film at the Facultad de Bellas Artes in La Plata and photography at the Sindicato de la Industria Cinematográfica Argentina (SICA) in Buenos Aires. In 2012 he and his brother, Antu La Banca, set up the Parquee label for films and music. He has directed various shorts and a feature film and works with Super 8 and 16mm. He has also released several albums with his band Nunca fui a un parque de diversiones. He develops all his films at his own film lab at home.

Filmography

2011 Grrr; short film 2014 No Hay Control; short film · The 7 capital pardons: 1–The trip; short film 2016 Los Muertos Dos 2017 The 7 capital pardons: 3–The future; short film 2018 T.R.A.P

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Parquee
La Plata City, Argentina
+549 221 156610014

World sales

Parquee
La Plata City, Argentina
+549 221 156610014

Dates

Berlinale Shorts III: Ecstasy of life

The Men Behind the Wall; T.R.A.P; Besida; Wishing Well; The Shadow of Utopia

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    Colosseum 1 (E)
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    CinemaxX 3 (E)
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Queer Mix

Pop Rox; Three Centimetres; Onde o Verão Vai (episódios da juventude); Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033; T.R.A.P; Je fais où tu me dis; Evidentiary Bodies; Juck

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