El hombre que cuida

  • 85'
  • Dominican Republic
  • 2017

The Dominican Republic’s modern-day colonisers don’t come from overseas, but from the city. These people own the villas along the coast and obstruct access to the most beautiful places on the island all year long, even though they only spend a couple of weekends a year there.

Taciturn Juan is the 'watchman' at one of these villas. The tranquillity is shattered when the owner’s teenage son and a friend turn up. Which is unfortunate, as Juan needed that quiet to think about his wife who recently left him and is already bearing another man’s child. This pain confronts him daily on the small island when he encounters his ex and her new beau. But there’s no time to mourn. Like a latter-day serf, Juan has to be on call 24 hours a day for the two teens and their girlfriends, until the situation spirals completely out of control. 

Yellow Robin Award winner Curaçao IFFR 2017.

Director
Alejandro Andújar
Countries of production
Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
85'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Watchman
Language
Spanish
Producers
Alejandro Andújar , Amelia del Mar Hernández González
Production Company
El Balcón Producciones
Sales
Habanero Film Sales
Screenplay
Alejandro Andújar , Amelia del Mar Hernández González
Cinematography
Gabriel Valencia
Editor
Juanjo Cid, Eduardo Resing
Production Design
Elena Fernández
Sound Design
Romina Núñez
Music
Omar Silva
Cast
Héctor Aníbal, Julietta Rodríguez, Yasser Michelén, Héctor Medina, Paula Ferry, Eyra Agüero Joubert, Archie López