a film by Martín Solá


Argentina | Germany | 2011 | 85:00 min

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Work and religion intertwine and mix together amid mountains and plains, and they set across the dense landscape of the Argentine north through a perplexed, undaunted perspective that places both the spiritual and physical aspects on a vanishing point in every frame. The film's narrative kick-off is Rodrigo, a messenger living in a mountain community who decides to leave his position to go work in a salt mine. His trip gets blend into a peregrination organized by local monks, and that's when the documentary style lets go of its more conventional resources and sets sail through a hypnotic and hallucinated environment made of a series of black and white climes that become overwhelming, animated illustrations. An expressive search that makes no concessions to any sentimentality or simplified sociological comment, MESSENGER abysmally creates a unique atmosphere and outlines a rough, sedated journey through a meager and magnanimous existence.
BAFICI; Tandil Cine/Special Mention for Documentary; Festival dei Popoli
Cast and Crew
  • Director Martín Solá
  • Screenwriter Martín Solá
  • Director of Photography Gustavo Schiaffino
  • Editor Martín Solá, Sergio Subero
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Co-Production Company
weltfilm GmbH
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