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Archived: Monos (2019)

director: Alejandro Landes

composer: Mica Levi
With: Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero, a.o.

duration: 102 minutes
Drama, Youth / Coming-Of-Age

Official Selection - In Competition

Monos focuses on Eight teenagers with names ripped from cartoons getting a paramilitary training in an inhospitable Latin-American mountainscape. The commandos are titled 'Monos', after the legendary giant apes of South America, and are a part of an unidentified, mysterious organization. When the boys' trainer leaves on a mission, the boys are left to their own devices. Their only task is to keep their two prized possessions safe: a cow with a mind of its own called Shakira and the American they have taken hostage. With their trainer gone, the boys quickly get wrapped up in a powerplay, each attempting to become the new alpha male.


director: Alejandro Landes
composer: Mica Levi
producer: Alejandro Landes, Fernando Epstein, Cristina Landes, Santiago A. Zapata
screenplay: Alejandro Landes, Alexis Dos Santos
Editor: Ted Guard, Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Santiago Otheguy
Cinematography: Jasper Wolf

production company: Stela Cine

More info

dialogue: Spanish
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: Colombia - Argentina - Netherlands - Germany - Sweden - Uruguay
year: 2019


ALEJANDRO LANDES: Cocalero (2007), Porfirio (2011), Monos (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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