Berlinale

Dog Flesh (Carne de Perro)

Synopsis
Alejandro is at a very difficult point in his life. He is a lonesome and unpredictable man who carries the enormous weight of his past as a torturer during the Pinochet regime. When his taxi breaks down, the laboriously maintained rhythm of his life is completely disrupted. On his quest for a new identity, Alejandro gets lost between the ghosts of the past and his obsessive attempts to deal with the present. He starts to unravel, his view of reality is increasingly distorted and he is eaten alive by his own past. He desperately tries to reinterpret his life and find a new direction for his existence. Following an emotional and physical breakdown, he flees into the community of a strange evangelical sect which fulfils his need for closeness and hierarchical order. However, a person like Alejandro will always remain a risk to society – unpredictable like a dormant volcano.


World Premiere
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012, New Directors Award

Theatrical release in Germany
April 3, 2014

Festivals
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013
Coral Prize for the best Opera Prima, Havana International Film Festival 2012
Movie City Award, Valdivia International Film Festival 2012

Chile 2012
Director: Fernando Guzzoni
Producers: Ceneca Producciones (Chile), JBA Production (France), Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion (Germany)
German Distributor: déjà-vu film
World sales: FiGa Films (USA)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in October 2013
Funding amount: 5.000 €