Umberto Brause managed to become renowned in the Uruguayan financial market; if he wants to stay alive in the struggle for making money, he will have to put at risk his marriage, the emerging subvention of the 70s and his ancient code of ethics.
THE MONEY CHANGER means a huge challenge to me as a director, being my first screenplay based on a previously existing text. Scorsese’s films Casino and The Wolf of Wall Street, films whose characters are entirely products of their time and environment, influenced the conception of this film. Reason for which, they lead two-faced lives.
The counterpoint to this visual frenzy is a confidential toned first-person narrative voice, indifferent to any redemption for the character. On the contrary, aware of his cynicism and perhaps seizing his chance on screen, Brause strips down, eager to share his experience as yet another narcissistic key to his persona.
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019
Key festivals and awards
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019, Toronto International Film Festival 2019, Viennale 2019, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019, Zurich Film Festival 2019, Chicago International Film Festival 2019
Director: Federico “Cote” Veiroj
Producers: Oriental Features (Uruguay), Rizoma (Argentina), Pandora Film Produktion (Germany)
German WCF partner: Pandora Film Produktion
World sales: Film Factory Entertainment (Spain)
Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in July 2017
Funding amount: 40.000 €