El recuento de los daños

Film Information:


The Counting of the Damages




Inés de Oliveira Cézar




35 mm


79 min


  • Eva Bianco, Santiago Gobernori, Marcelo D’Andrea, Agustina Muñoz, Dalila Cebrian


  • GUIÓN: Inés de Oliveira Cézar,
  • Ana Inés Berard
  • FOTOGRAFÍA: Gerardo Silvatici
  • MONTAJE: Inés de Oliveira Cézar, Ana Inés Berard
  • PRODUCCIÓN: Alejandro Israel,
  • Inés de Oliveira Cézar


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  • Ajimolido Films
  • Alejandro Israel
  • Productor
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  • E alejandro.israel@fibertel.com.ar
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A road accident doesn’t allow us to conclude that destiny is the only thing that would permit us to go through a narrow path, as it happened with Aedipus. But whoever gets to control a factory’s efficiency rate, doesn’t realize he’s going back on his own steps over a biography that left footprints which are now erased, taken by a dictatorship that reinvented its origins. Aedipus and the child appropriation during the military dictatorship seem as opposite issues –the extremely mythical against the extremely real– but here they find a continuity that is as revealing as atrocious. Como pasan las horas already proved that the “family novel” axes was an obsessive feature in the films of Inés de Oliveira Cézar, who would then dissect it and turn it into an abstraction in Foreigner. But now, in The Counting of the Damages, there doesn’t seem to be any room for pure abstraction, because the world that’s infecting the characters has become too inevitable, as if the pollution spited by those industrial chimneys ­–a revisited echo from Red Dessert– would speak of a situation from which the characters can’t escape, and can any spectator who turns to cinema when looking for a transcendental experience.

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