The Damned (Los condenados)
In the woods of a Latin-American country, two ex-guerrillas meet at a clandestine excavation site looking for the corpse of a comrade, who died thirty years earlier. They find out they are not the same as they used to be when fighting for a shared ideal. Their encounter will have unexpected consequences, and as pressure increases, the secrets that have been driving each other’s lives come to the surface and the two men will have to face demons and secrets. As the characters are unravelled, their truth is reflected onto the space of the wilderness where they keep on digging, convinced that memory brought to light implies that some justice can still be done.
Festivals and Awards
Premiere in Rotterdam Intermational FilmFestival.
Best Spanish film of the year, Catalan Association of Film Critics
Gaudí Award to the Best Catalan Film, 2010
Best Spanish film of the decade (Rockdelux).
Special Award of the Jury for the Best Film, Las Palmas International Film Festival Silver Apricoc, International Film Festival of Yerevan
Best Actor, Las Palmas International Film Festival
Best Film and Best Sound, Alcances Film Festival
Best Film, Best Director and Best Script, Guayaquil International Film Festival Public award to the Best Film, Cinema Latino Tubingen.
Special mention an Award of the Young jury, Nantes Film Festival
Daniel Fanego (Martín), Arturo Goetz (Raúl), Leonor Manso (Andrea), María Fiorentino (Vicky), Juana Hidalgo (Luisa), Bárbara Lennie (Silvia), Nazareno Casero (Pablo).
Directed by Isaki Lacuesta
Scriptwriters: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta.
Executive producer: Xavier Atance
Director of photography: Diego Dussuel
Sound: Amanda Villavieja
Editing: Domi Parra.
Music: Gerard Gil.
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Running time: 104 min