CHACO

Status: In post-production

2019 – Color – 5.1 – Fiction

Bolivian, Argentinian

Supported by: INCAA, IBERMEDIA and VISION SUD EST.

The project was selected at the Jerusalem International Film Lab, TyPA 2011 (Arg), Rottedam Lab 2011
Winner of Best Project BAL BAFICI 2012 – WIP CATAPULTA at FICUNAM Film Festival (Mexico, 2019) – WIP BAL BAFICI 2019

Script and Direction: Diego Mondaca
Producers: Bárbara Francisco Cecilia Salim, Georgina Baisch
Direction of Photography: Sound Director: Nahuel Palenque
Editor: Valeria Racioppi
Art Direction: Javier Cuellar
Cast: Fabián Arenillas, Raymundo Ramos, Omar Calisaya, Fausto Conde, Mauricio Toledo, Jorge Arias, Ariel Nuñez

Synopsis:
1934, Bolivia is at war with Paraguay. A group of indigenous soldiers, Bolivians, Aymaras and Quechuas walk along with their German commander Hans Kundt, a retired military in the Army of his native Germany and summoned by the Bolivian militia. The troop of soldiers roams in the arid landscape of the Chaco in search of a Paraguayan enemy they will never find.  Thirsty and sick, will fall one by one, consumed by the loneliness, strangeness and dryness of the Chaco. In this eternal pilgrimage, the will find their own miseries are their only enemy.