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AMIGOMIO

Germany/ Argentina 1995
Malena Films in co-production with Telefilm Saar (Germany) and Chelko Producciones (Argentina)

Feature film, 35 mm, 114 min, original version in Spanish with English subtitles and in synchronized version in German
Shooting locations: Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia


Summary:

Amigomío tells of the relationship between a young father and his son. It is also about the repeated rootlessness and the quest of an Argentinian man of german-jewish origins, for the possibility of a latin-american identity. Carlos Löwenthal is almost 30 and is an unemployed academic.
In the Thirties his parents had to leave Europe into exile - now history repeats itself within him.
Their fate is that of many thousands in the world today; emigrants, who have to leave their home countries for economical or political reasons. Carlos and his wife Negra have split up recently. Just as Negra and Carlos can come together again, Negra is suddenly abducted and both father and son have to leave the country. Now, Carlos and Amigomío are getting to know each other better. They begin a strange journey to Ecuador through different Latin American countries, meet peculiar people, take dilapidated trains and busses, roam through the Andes and reach Quito where they have to start a new life. Carlos misses his country and Negra. Amigomío, not being burdened by memories, is able to adjust much better and becomes a Quito kid. He wants to be Ecuadorian but his father wants to remain Argentinian. The conflict is unavoidable.


Press comments:

"Not the least of the film's merits is to have maintained narrative flow against a constantly changing background. This is done through the relationship between Carlos and Amigomío. (...) One could look for things to quibble about in 'Amigomío', but why bother when the whole works so well? If most new local films were up to this standard, we'd be talking about an Argentinian renaissance."
Buenos Aires Herald, Buenos Aires (Julian Cooper, June 11, 1994)

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Director and script:
Jeanine Meerapfel, Alcides Chiesa
   
Cast:
Daniel Kuzniecka, Diego Mesaglio, Mario Adorf
   
Photography:
Victor González
   
Sound:
Paul Oberle / Jorge Stavropulos
   
Editing:
Andrea Wenzler
   
Music:
Osvaldo Montes
   
Production:
Malena Films, Telefilm Saar (D) und Chelko producciones (ARG)
   
Producers:
Martin Buchhorn, Jeanine Meerapfel, Alcides Chiesa
   
Awards:
1. Drehbuchpreis des Saarländischen Rundfunks 1990
William-Dieterle-Filmpreis 1996
   
   
Film Festivals:
Havanna, Bogotá, Puerto Rico, Huelva, Istanbul, London, Cartagena de las Indias, Munich, Göteborg, Saarbrücken, Atlanta, Washington and Santa Monica, Montreal, Belgrade, Gramado, Trieste, etc.
   
   
   
Distribution:
DVD edition (a selection of films by Jeanine Meerapfel)
Neue Visionen: info@neuevisionen.de
www.goodmovies.de
   
   
   
International distribution:
Malena Filmproduktion: info@malenafilm.com
   
Cinema distribution:
Deutsche Kinemathek: filmverleih@deutsche-kinemathek.de