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
Year: 2004

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. 


Synopsis

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.

Contacts

Daniel Rosenfeld Films - Argentina Cine
Billinghurst 1451 - 9A, 1425, Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel: +54 11 485 800 66
Fax: +54 11 485 800 66
E-mail: quimera@argentinacine.com

TrustNordisk
Filmbyen 22, 2650, Hvidovre
Denmark
Tel: +45 368 687 88
Fax: +45 367 744 48
E-mail: info@trustnordisk.com
www: www.trustnordisk.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Daniel Rosenfeld
Screenplay: Maria Eugenia Capizzano, Daniel Rosenfeld
Dir. of Photography: Ramiro Civita
Editor: Lorenzo Bombicci, Ewa Lenkiewicz
Producer: Daniel Rosenfeld
Production: Daniel Rosenfeld Films – Argentina Cine
Cast: Eduardo Rossi
Contact: Daniel Rosenfeld Films - Argentina Cine, TrustNordisk
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