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The War of the Pig (first feature)

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The War of the Pig (La Guerra del Cerdo)

The War of the Pig (La Guerra del Cerdo)

original title:

LA GUERRA DEL CERDO

cast:

Victor Laplace, Arturo Goetz, Ricardo Merkin, Roberto Castro, Tony Vilas, Julio Lopez, Vera Carnevale, German Rodriguez, Michel Noher, Silvia Hilario, Julieta Vallina, Susana Falcone

screenplay:

David Maria Putortì, from the novel "Diario de la Guerra del Cerdo" by Adolfo Bioy Casares, with the collaboration of Rafael Azcona, Pietro Piovani

cinematography:

set design:

Mariela Ripodas

costume design:

Francesca de Natale

music:

Juan Pablo De Mendonça

production:

Acme Film, Dock Sur

country:

Italy/Argentina

year:

2012

film run:

99'

format:

colour

release date:

28/06/2018

festivals & awards:

  • Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2013: Muestra de Cine Italiano
  • Montréal World Film Festival 2012: Focus on World Cinema
  • Mostra de Cinema Italià de Barcelona 2012: Largometrajes
  • RENCONTRES DU CINEMA SUD-AMERICAIN 2013: Out of Competition
  • NOUV.O.MONDE - LE FESTIVAL CINÉMA DE ROUSSET - PAYS D'AIX 2013: Inédite
  • FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA LATINO AMERICANO DI TRIESTE 2013: Best Direction, Critics' Award
  • FESTIVAL LE QUATTRO GIORNATE DEL CINEMA DI NAPOLI 2013: Best Screenplay
  • PRIMAVERA LATINO AMERICANA A ROMA 2014
  • FESTIVAL ISOLA MONDO - ISOLA DEL CINEMA 2014
  • FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE INVENTA UN FILM LENOLA 2014: Oro Invisibile Mention

The common and rhetorical conviction that man, as he grows old, matures into serenity and wisdom thereby bettering him to a point where he becomes a good man is false. Human beings having crested the peak of their existence begin the inexorable and inevitable decline towards death and in this slow and frightening slide fear grows, dominating, transforming, and rendering him vulnerable, egotistical and cowardly.
Paradoxically, it is in the hands of these men that privilege and power lie. All power, from political to economic. Power that other younger men, impatient to take their place, avidly aspire to.
It is this atavistic and natural conflict of the generations where power has always been set firmly in place, that inspires this film, a cinematographic adaptation of the splendid novel, “Diario de la Guerra del Cerdo”, the enormously successful effort of the great Argentinean writer Adolfo Bioy Casares.