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El huaso

Film Information

Exhibition Title El huaso
Original Title El huaso
English Title
Director Carlo Guillermo Proto
Year 2012
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 78'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Carlo Guillermo Proto,
  • Gustavo Guillermo Proto
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Benjamin R. Taylor
  • Edición / Editing: Ariel Escalante, Carlo Guillermo Proto
  • Producción / Producer: Carlo Guillermo Proto
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: The Handshake Productions
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Faced with the possibility of an uncontrollable mental decay, Gustavo decides to end his own life before he loses his grip on it. Now that he made the decision, he shares his wish with his family hoping to be understood, without even considering the possibility of upsetting the others. The son of a mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s and a suicidal father, he claims his illness justifies the fact that he wants to die and even sees it as a way to benefit his family. “Taking your own life is a natural death”, he says, and meanwhile his wife and children get sad, desperate, angry, and even wish for all that to end. In a swing movement that features personal desires, egoism, and even depression, an endless series of needs clash and cancel each other out. Carlo Guillermo Proto takes his own family to the screen in a story that compromises and rethinks the notion of taking care of your loved ones and, as if that wasn’t enough, has the courage to address the fear triggered by the announcement of a terminal illness.


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