The Dead Man and Being Happy
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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Buenos Aires. On the top floor of a hospital, a Spaniard who has lived half his life in Argentina realizes that he is dying. This old hired killer – tough, funny and tender – runs away with a huge load of morphine and embarks on a journey up North, heading nowhere in particular. A girl he meets on the road will be his loyal companion along five thousand kilometers of black comedy.

"The story would be the result of (dis)organizing such a classic plot... Road movies are fast movies, their characters are afraid to stop because to stop means to remember; speed is equated to forgetfulness, slowness to remembrance, as Kundera put it."
Javier Rebollo

tags: Feature film

Cast: José Sacristan, Roxana Blanco, Valeria Alonso, Jorge Jellinek, Lisa Caligaris


Screenplay: Lola Mayo, Javier Rebollo, Salvador Roselli

Director of Photography: Santiago Racaj

Film Editor: Ángel Hernández Zoido

Costume Design: Marisa Urruti

Sound: Daniel Fontrodona, Pelayo Gutiérrez

Producer: José Nolla

Production Company: Iconica S.A.

Co-Producer: Luis Miñarro

World Sales: Urban Distribution International

Director: Javier Rebollo