Melodias

Direction
Year 
2005
Country
  • Switzerland
Runtime
70min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Set in Columbia, the film tells the stories of Dario, the taxi driver, of Jorge, who unloads trucks, of Edwin, the policeman and Luis Carlo, who looks after the injured and brings the dead into the morgue. One of them was a preacher and hit-man in his past and tells us how much a person’s life is worth. The other one reveals how the prayers of his mother consoled him when his father was murdered. And the third one explains why it is not a sin to shoot someone in the head. Over the top and tragic maybe, but as two recurring musicians sing, these stories are a reminder that it is wise to “live for each moment, because life is but a dream”.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Melodias
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    François Bovy
  • Editing
    Damián Alejandro Plandolit, Stéphanie Perrin
  • Music
    Darío González Betancur, José Guillermo Patiño Herrera
  • Sound
    Etienne Curchod
  • Runtime
    70 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2005
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Les Films de la Dernière Heure
      • 1, ch. de Villard
      • CH-1007 Lausanne
      • tel: +41 78 605 69 81
      • e-mail: film@derniere-heure.org
  • Festivals
    • Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada. International competitive programs
    • Mostra, São Paulo, Brésil.
    • RIDM, Montréal, Canada.
    • Festival international Cinemateca Montevideo, Uruguay.
    • Shadow festival Amsterdam.
    • Amakula international Festival, Kampala, Uganda.
    • South festival, Sedrot Israel.
    • Eurodoc, Oslo, Norway.
  • Awards
    • Nominated European Film Academy, prix Arte.
    • Prizes
    • Visions du réel, Nyon, Switzerland. PRIZE TSR « cinéma suisse ». PRIZE « regard sur le crime ».
    • Punto de Vista Pampelona. First prize for the best film. Prize for the Best director.
    • Filmaker, Milano. 2nd PRIZE.

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