P3ND3JO5

  • 157'
  • Argentina
  • 2013
Argentinian director Raúl Perrone calls P3ND3JO5 ('pendejos': slang for teen, but also idiot or worse epithets) a ‘cumbia opera in three acts with coda’. Cumbia is rhythmic Columbian music that became immensely popular in Latin America during the 1940s.
Music plays a huge role as it is anyway: P3ND3JO5 is a silent film in which dialogue has been replaced by title cards and atmosphere is provided by a hypnotic soundtrack with lots of Puccini, cumbia, punk and modern electronic music. The sometimes grainy, black-and-white images have been masterfully composed in the classic 4:3 format that was standard in the film industry until 1953. Replete with references to the silent film era, including Dreyer's La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928). Just like that film, Perrone focuses on faces, (staring) glances and intense emotions.
Perrone situated his film, which consists of two love stories and a mafia episode, among skateboarders in a Buenos Aires suburb.
Director
Raul Perrone
Country of production
Argentina
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
157'
Medium
DCP
Language
Spanish
Producers
Raul Perrone, Pablo Ratto
Production Company
Trivial Media
Sales
Trivial Media
Screenplay
Raul Perrone
Cinematography
Raul Perrone, Hernan Soma
Editor
Raul Perrone
Sound Design
Raul Perrone
Music
Nomenombres Wey
Cast
Mariano Blanco, Adrian Quiroga Hernandez