World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

El ingeniero


el ingeniero

Football is in Uruguayan director Diego Arsuaga's blood; he is the son of football club Defensor Sporting's former president. In just one month, he wrote the script for his third film, El ingeniero, a philosophical "football drama."\

15 years earlier: the Copa America final between Uruguay and Argentina is about to begin. After the World Cup, this is South America's most important football match. But twenty minutes before kick-off something strange happens: El Ingeniero (the Engineer), Uruguay's national football team's successful coach, refuses to leave the locker rooms. Two days later, he officially resigns his position for "personal reasons" and disappears from the media's sight. For many years, reporters try to find out what happened, what drove him, but to no avail. When everybody assumes the truth will never be known, a young reporter finally gets permission to interview El Ingeniero. But only on condition that he stays with him for a whole week. During long walks, the former coach shares his thoughts on football, nature and life, like a master teaching his pupil.

Jorge Temponi (25 Watts and Whisky) plays the role of the reporter, theatre director Jorge Denevi makes his debut as a film actor in the role of El Ingeniero.

Venue: Rialto
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