Los condenados

  • 93'
  • Spain
  • 2009
Martin, an ex-guerrilla who has spent 30 years in Spanish exile, returns at the request of his old comrades Raúl to his birthplace to help look for the body of their friend, Ezequiel, who disappeared during a battle with soldiers. In secret, they go digging in the swampy Latin American jungle. Staying as guests near the clandestine digging are Ezequiel's close relatives. Tensions soon build.
Four years ago, the versatile and productive Spanish director Isaki Lacuesta screened La leyenda del tiempo in the Tiger competition. Damned, which won a Fipresci Award in San Sebastian, is his first fiction film. The teacher (and former student) of the master's in documentary making at Pompeu Fabra University made an intense moral fable, beautifully acted by a choice selection of Argentine actors.

Director
Isaki Lacuesta
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Spain
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
93'
Medium
35mm
International title
The Damned
Language
Spanish
Producer
Xavier Atance
Production Company
Benecé produccions
Sales
Benecé produccions
Screenplay
Isaki Lacuesta, Isabel Campo
Cinematography
Diego Dussuel
Editor
Domi Parra
Sound Design
Amanda Villavieja
Music
Gerard Gil
Cast
Daniel Fanego