Archive of films The Chimera of Heroes / La quimera de los héroes
Argentina / Denmark / France / Belgium / Luxembourg / Netherlands / Australia
2003, 70 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
In the jungle of Formosa, Argentina, a white man is the leader of a group of local Indians, the socially-excluded Toba tribesmen. He teaches them to play rugby - and to defend their dignity and rights.
In the jungle of Formosa, Argentina, a white man is the leader of a group of local Indians, the socially-excluded Toba tribesmen. He has taught them to play rugby, creating the Aboriginal Rugby Club, and to defend their dignity and their rights. At the same time, this charismatic coach’s past ties him, paradoxically, to extreme ideologies. The most powerful part of the film is the match with the white team – the first ever played by the Indians. Watching its dramatic scenes makes irrelevant the question of whether the film is pure documentary, docudrama or a staged feature film.
About the director
Daniel Rosenfeld (b. 1973, Buenos Aires) wanted to be a pianist and a composer, but ended up making films. He studied editing, scriptwriting and directing, and worked on several feature films as an assistant to director Alejandro Agresti. He has also directed various commercials. The Chimera of Heroes (La Quimera de los héroes, 2003) is his first feature film.
Daniel Rosenfeld Films - Argentina Cine
Billinghurst 1451 - 9A, 1425, Buenos Aires
Tel: +54 11 485 800 66
Fax: +54 11 485 800 66
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Maria Eugenia Capizzano, Daniel Rosenfeld|
|Dir. of Photography:||Ramiro Civita|
|Editor:||Lorenzo Bombicci, Ewa Lenkiewicz|
|Production:||Daniel Rosenfeld Films – Argentina Cine|
|Contact:||Daniel Rosenfeld Films - Argentina Cine, TrustNordisk|