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Film info: Mensajero

Film Information

Original Title Mensajero
English Title Messenger
Director Martín Solá
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour B&W
Duration 85 min
  • Director: Martín Solá
  • Guión: Martín Solá
  • Fotografía: Gustavo Schiaffino
  • Montaje: Martín Solá, Sergio Subero
  • Producción: Walter Tiepelmann, Mario Durrieu
  • Contacto de Producción: 996films, Observatorio, Weltfilm, Imposible


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 towns that become overwhelming, animated illustrations. An expressive search that makes no concessions to any sentimentality or simplified sociological comment, Mensajero abysmally creates a unique atmosphere and outlines a rough, sedated journey through a meager and magnanimous existence.

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