Mud

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    Mud

    Fango

    Directed by

    Argentina

    2012

    105 min

    • Spanish

    Action, Drama, Music

    Two old musicians walk through the dusty streets of an inaccessible suburb in South Buenos Aires determined to take the rhythm of tango to the extreme, merging it with thrash rock. They are The Indian and The Wizard. None of them could accomplish a big success, so every hope and expectation is focused in their group called Mud. Beatriz is The Wizard's partenaire, but she’s having an affaire with Rubén, who’s also married. This relationship creates a situation of revenge and violence among women who belong to different groups with particular codes and rules in the neighborhood. Though these neighborhoods are close to big cities, government authorities have no presence or participation within them, so disputes are solved as they used to centuries ago. Sometimes it gets even worse when they use powerful home made weapons. The development of their musical project obsesses The Wizard and the Indian. The Wizard feels proud because he has never used violence even though all of his life took place in such violent environment. But suddenly life will punish him on his week side.

    Awards

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    • Best Fiction Film Award - Cosquín Independant IFF
    • Best Screenplay Award - Cosquín Independant IFF

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    Credits

    Cast
    Claudio Mino
    Oscar Génova
    Screenplay
    José Celestino Campusano
    Production
    CINEBRUTO
    José Celestino Campusano

    José Celestino Campusano

    Argentina

    Argentinean filmmaker, producer and writer José Celestino Campusano (1964) was born in Quilmes in the Buenos Aires region and studied film in Avellaneda in the 1980s. After that, he disappeared from the film scene but returned in 2005 with the short film BOSQUES. Since then, he has produced more than 12 feature films, including award-winning films like DOG MOLINA (2014) and VIKINGO (2009). He has also turned to other media, like VR, with BROOKLYN EXPERIENCE (2017). In 2018, IFFR dedicated a retrospective to Campusano's work. In 2019, MEN OF HARD SKIN had its world premiere at IFFR.

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