Helmet Heads

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Helmet Heads (Cascos Indomables)

Directed by Neto Villalobos

  • Costa Rica, Chile 2018; 84 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Mancha is an easygoing bike messenger with no big expectations in life. His only cares in the world are riding his motorcycle, being with his girlfriend Clara, and hanging out with his fellow messengers. His carefree existence is disrupted one day when they all get fired and Clara announces that she is moving to Horse Island — a place that doesn’t allow any motorcycles. Faced with no other job prospects, Mancha forms a debt-collecting biker gang with his messenger buddies to try and preserve his way of life and win Clara back.

Director's Statement

HELMET HEADS seeks to approach a social group that hasn't been studied that much in my country, the motorcycle messengers. I want to portray how some of them are individuals who do not adapt to a conventional work and office lifestyle but who seek, by doing their job, the freedom that is felt when driving a motorcycle. They are accustomed to short encounters in places that are ignored by the typical person, from street corners to alleyways to underneath bridges. Usually, they are not organized in groups, but there is a sense of solidarity that they all share.
I feel a deep connection with these grown-up men that tend to act like kids, killing time with each other and embracing the freedom of roaming the city that they see as their own. Through their everyday social interactions and the absurd and sometime, I try to capture both the comedy and the heart of these messengers.

Production

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