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OT: Chaco

Diego Mondaca // Bolivia, Argentina, 2020
Fiction Feature // FF2020
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An army in inhospitable territory between Bolivia and Paraguay seeks the enemy – and finds the biggest adversary in itself. A war film in which barely a shot is fired. The Chaco plateau, 1934. Bolivia is at war with Paraguay. A group of indigenous Bolivian soldiers are led by the gruff German commandant Hans Kundt. The European refuses to accept that their mission is long since without purpose. Every day, every exhausting march and hastily erected camp brings greater hunger, isolation and despair. Like shadows, Kundt and his men roam the hell of Chaco, a murderous world of dust and silence.


DIEGO MONDACA (*1980 in Bolivia) studied film at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (EICTV) in Cuba. After two documentaries, Chaco is his debut feature.




Fiction Feature

Quechua, Aymara, Spanish


Bolivia, Argentina


80 min

OV with English subtitles

Diego Mondaca

Diego Mondaca, César Díaz, Pilar Palomero

Raymundo Ramos, Omar Calisaya, Fausto Castellón, Fabián Arenillas, Mauricio Toledo

Camila Molina W., Álvaro Manzano, Bárbara Francisco, Georgina Baisch

Federico Lastra (ADF)

Nahuel Palenque

Delfina Castagnino, Valeria Racioppi (SAE), César Díaz

Alberto Villalpando

Javier Cuellar

Valeria Wilde Monasterios

Compañía de Cine

ColorMonster; Pasto; Murillo Cine

Paulina Portelo, Compañia de Cine: paulina@companiadecine.com

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