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Act of Violence in a Young Journalist

Acto de violencia en una joven periodista | Manuel Lamas | UY 1989 | 108 Min | DCP
Schikaneder
Double Feature with Straight to VHS
Sa,25.09.▸20:30
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Reporter Blanca is working on a piece about violence while being stalked by a psychopath herself. Act of Violence in a Young Journalist is a film maudit, a cursed movie whose odd legacy has been kept alive and kicking by a mere handful of Uruguayan cult-movie enthusiasts. The movie’s origins are virtually unknown, its aftermath secured by its accident-packed yet not entirely haphazard combination of telenovela elements and spurts of violence packaged in a highly erratic narrative. A cinematic event!

Manuel Lamas
Lamas, Manuel has long been shrouded in mystery. He virtually disappeared from the face of the earth after making Act of Violence in a Young Journalist, which has developed a cult following in his native Uruguay. People only found out much later that he had died in 2004, aged 69, and that he had made a second feature in the 1990s, La reina de la noche.
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Language OmeU
Cast Blanca Gimenez, Vittorio Maganza, Gabriela Novasco, Carlos Regueiro, Venus Suárez
Writer Manuel Lamas
Editing Manuel Lamas
Cinematography Carlos Regueiro

Screenings

Schikaneder
Double Feature with Straight to VHS
Sa,25.09.▸20:30