Murder Me, Monster

  • 109'
  • Argentina
  • 2018

In a remote, sleepy town in the Argentine part of the Andes, a decapitated female body is found. It’s up to local policeman Cruz to solve the mysterious crime. It’s not long before David, the confused husband of Cruz’s lover, is arrested as the prime suspect. But that doesn’t close the case. David says he is telepathically linked to the real monster, and Cruz looks for answers in the supernatural realm.

The atmospheric Murder Me, Monster combines body horror with cryptic symbolism. It’s a visually imposing nightmare filled with painterly landscapes, shadow play and lugubrious spectacle, starting in the fairly confrontational opening scene. Alejandro Fadel undertakes a philosophical reconnaissance of the theme of fear, blurring the boundary between reality and fantasy in a style that can well be described as Lynchian. More and more decapitated bodies are found, and Cruz sets off as an Argentine Dale Cooper looking for the monster.

 

Director
Alejandro Fadel
Countries of production
Argentina, France, Chile
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
109'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Muere, monstruo, muere
Language
Spanish
Producers
Agustina Llambi Campbell / La Unión de los Ríos, Jean-Raymond Garcia
Production Companies
La Unión de los Ríos, Uproduction
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Cinematography
Julián Apezteguia, Manuel Rebella
Editor
Andrés P. Estrada
Production Design
Laura Caligiuri
Sound Design
Santiago Fumagalli
Music
Alex Nante
Cast
Victor Lopez, Esteban Bigliardi, Tania Casciani, Stephane Rideau, Jorge Prado, Francisco Carrasco, Sofia Palomino