Latin Beat: Peru's Haunting MAGALLANES And Thrilling DESAPARECER; Plus Mexico's BELLAS DE NOCHE
The Past Comes Back To Haunt MAGALLANES In New Trailer
By Ernesto Zelaya Miñano, Reporting From Peru
Another trailer for a Peruvian movie has hit the web this week, this time for Magallanes, the directorial debut of actor Salvador del Solar, who also wrote the screenplay, based on a short story from famed author Alonso Cueto.
Mexican actor Damián Alcázar stars as the title character, a cab driver who one day recognizes a fare as a woman he knew years ago, when he was a soldier during Peru’s internal conflict with the Shining Path terrorist movement. His desire to help her lands him in a web of corruption and bribery, while bringing back the painful truths of a past he thought was long forgotten.
Del Solar has rounded up an interesting and diverse cast; the always dependable Álcazar is joined by Magaly Solier (The Milk of Sorrow), Argentina's Federico Luppi (Cronos), and heartthrob Christian Meier, who has made a name for himself working throughout most of Latin America in series such as the dark comedy Lynch.
The movie comes from Tondero Films, the same ones who brought us A Los 40 and Asu Mare; here, they seem to be moving away from the comedy genre and into more serious fare. This is the second of their four releases for 2014; the remaining two are Joanna Lombardi's Nómades and Javier Fuentes-León's El Elefante Desaparecido.
Magallanes opens in wide release on November 13.
(Click through to see another still and the trailer for the movie.)