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Film Info
El salvavidas

Film Information

Exhibition Title El salvavidas
Original Title El salvavidas
English Title The Lifeguard
Director Maite Alberdi
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 64'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Mauricio Rodríguez, Jean Pierre Palacios, Teresa Guerrechea, Lucas Acuña
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Maite Alberdi, Sebastián Brahm
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Pablo Valdés
  • Edición / Editing: Alejandro Fernández
  • Producción / Producer: Paola Castillo
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Errante Producciones
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Mauricio is one of those lifeguards who believe that entering the water means he did something wrong. Prevention should be enough if he does a good job. Therefore, he spends his working hours alerting and explaining over and over each and every one of the things people should and shouldn’t do, in order to have a quiet summer. While he sticks to the rulebook to avoid any sort of risk, a few yards away in the next lifeguard tower, Jean Pierre appears to be quite the opposite. He adores the attention involved in heroic recues, keeps messy if any notations in his binnacle, and is loved and praised by the crowds. The arrival of a boy who wants to become a lifeguard will give Mauricio the opportunity to explain why he believes in his work method while revealing a profound respect –and perhaps fear– for that ocean he keeps avoiding.


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