30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Militant Argentina, Uruguay 2013 | 121 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Manuel Nieto

Manolo Nieto (*1972) studied media sciences in Montevideo. His debut The Dog Pound won the 2007 Tiger Award in Rotterdam for the best debut film. The Militant is his second feature.

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Uruguay 2002: the country is rocked by strikes and student protests. Ariel is one of the leading left-wing activists at the university of Montevideo. When his father dies, the 25-year old returns to his home town of Salto and learns that his inheritance consists of a heavily indebted ranch, an old dog and a house in the town that he has to share with his father's lover. But the students are protesting in the provinces too and Ariel is torn between the roles of revolutionary and bourgeois executor. The Militant is a late coming-of-age story, poetically and thoughtfully told.
Original title: El lugar del hijo
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Manuel Nieto
Screenplay: Manuel Nieto
Cast: Felipe Dieste, Alejandro Urdapilleta, Rossana Cabrera, Leonor Courtoisie, Germán de Silva, Sebastián Blanquer
Producer: Andy Kleinman, Lisandro Alonso, Manuel Nieto
Director of Photography: Arauco Hernandez-Holz
Music: Genuflexos
Production Design: Nohemí González, Alejandro Castiglioni
Editor: Pablo Riera, Martin Maínoli
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: FiGa Films
Production: Roken Films; 4L
Contact: Alex Garcia, FiGa Films:


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