Los decentes

A Decent Woman

Lukas Valenta Rinner

Belén gets a job as a servant for a rich family in a gated community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. It’s an eye-opening experience, particularly when she peeks through the branches while pruning the hedge and discovers something unheard-of: people with no clothes on! The walled enclave borders a nudist resort. Once she has overcome her diffidence, Belén quickly falls into a double life in which cupcake workshops are followed by esoteric Tantra sessions.
The sober persistence with which Belén carries on her investigation is reflected by the dry tone in which Valenta Rinner (Parabellum, IFFR 2015) juxtaposes two contradictory worlds in this social satire. On the surface, in both of these worlds everything is spotless and perfect in its own way, and the inhabitants are convinced of their own excellence. But disconcerting cracks soon appear in the façade. A dead bird in the swimming pool of the house where Belén works should have been taken as a warning.

Screenings

  • KINO 2
    English subtitles
    Thu 26 Jan Buy
  • Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
    English subtitles
    Thu 2 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 6
    English subtitles
    Fri 3 Feb Buy
  • KINO 2
    English subtitles
    Sat 4 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Lukas Valenta Rinner
Country
Argentina, South Korea, Austria
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
100’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Lukas Valenta Rinner, Nicolas Payueta
Production Company
Nabis Filmgroup S.R.L
Sales
FiGa Films
Writer
Lukas Valenta Rinner, Ana Godoy, Martin Shanly, Ariel Gurevich
Cinematography
Roman Kasseroller
Editor
Ana Godoy
Sound Design
Nahuel Palenque
Music
Jimi Kim, Jongho You
Cast
Iride Mockert, Andrea Strenitz, Mariano Sayavedra, Martin Shanly