Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

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Mexico, 1986: sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. While everyone else is looking forward to the upcoming soccer world cup, 17-year-old Carlos is preoccupied with listening to music and daydreaming about a girl named Rita. She's in a goth band and is the sister of his best friend, Gera. When Rita takes her brother and Carlos to the legendary nightclub "The Azteca", the boys discover a whole new world of ecstasy, drugs, and queer performance art.

tags: Friendship, Youth/Coming of Age, Latin America, Queer, Feature film

Cast: Xabiani Ponce de León, José Antonio Toledano, Ximena Romo, Mauro Sánchez Navarro, Klaudia García


Screenplay: Rodrigo Ordóñez, Hari Sama, Max Zunino

Director of Photography: Alfredo Altamirano

Film Editor: Rodrigo Ríos, Ximena Cuevas, Hari Sama

Composer: Max Oldham, Hari Sama

Production Designer: Shantal Franceschi

Costume Design: Gabriela Fernández

Sound: Damián del Río

Producer: Ale García, Antonio Urdapilleta, Verónica Valadez, Hari Sama

Production Company: Catatonia Cine

World Sales: Latido Films

Distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH

Director: Hari Sama


Hari Sama was born in Mexico City in 1967, where he later graduated from the CCC film school. His feature films SIN TON NI SONIA (2003), THE DREAM OF LU (2011), AWAKENING DUST (2013), and SUNKA RAKU: EVANESCENT JOY (2015) were shown at various international festivals and received numerous awards. His short films TAIL BETWEEN YOUR LEGS (2005), THE AFTERNOON HAS EYES (2007), EMPTY TIARA (2014), and NOBODY PLAYS THE TROMBONE ANYMORE (2016) were also internationally acclaimed.