30.09. - 09.10.2021

Chaco Bolivia, Argentina 2020 | 80 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Diego Mondaca

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.

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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.
Original title: Chaco
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Quechua, Aymara, Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Diego Mondaca
Screenplay: Diego Mondaca, César Díaz, Pilar Palomero
Cast: Raymundo Ramos, Omar Calisaya, Fausto Castellón, Fabián Arenillas, Mauricio Toledo
Producer: Camila Molina W., Álvaro Manzano, Bárbara Francisco, Georgina Baisch
Director of Photography: Federico Lastra (ADF)
Music: Alberto Villalpando
Production Design: Javier Cuellar
Editor: Delfina Castagnino, Valeria Racioppi (SAE), César Díaz
Sound: Nahuel Palenque
Costume design: Valeria Wilde Monasterios
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Compañía de Cine
Production: ColorMonster; Pasto; Murillo Cine
Contact: Paulina Portelo, Compañia de Cine:


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