Fantasmas de la ruta

  • 198'
  • Argentina
  • 2013

This is the first time Campusano leaves his comfort zone – the huge perimeter of the peripheral area of Buenos Aires, the symbolic space which he has filmed better than anyone else. Here, the logic of the tale takes him to other Argentinian provinces because Antonella, the young protagonist, has been kidnapped and forced into prostitution. Once again, the legendary Vikingo and a bunch of bikers will roll to her rescue together with Mauro, Antonella's young suitor, who respects Vikingo's codes but is also drawn to the lifestyle of drug dealers. 

Campusano's narrative pulse works under all conditions. The 210 minutes of the film flow like water because the filmmaker fills his scenes with fascinating characters and the most diverse situations which outline a great crime plot in which even the police is involved. Also, we're able to catch a glimpse of some philosophies of life under duress.

Director
José Celestino Campusano
Country of production
Argentina
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
198'
Medium
DCP
International title
Ghosts of the Road
Language
Spanish
Producer
José Celestino Campusano
Production Company
Cinebruto
Sales
Compañia de cine
Cinematography
Martín Gamaler
Editor
Martín Basterretche
Sound Design
Carlos Posse
Music
Claudio Miño
Cast
Rubén Orlando Beltrán, Mauro Galeano, Antonella Gómez, Carlos Antonio Vuletich, Cecilia Ester Antuña, Damián Alberto Ávila