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Orlando Vargas

Orlando Vargas

A Feature film by Juan Pittaluga

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 22/06/2005

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Gemini Films

Foreign production company :


French distribution :

Gemini Films

Co-production :

Les Films du Rat

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales


Orlando Vargas lives in Uruguay with his wife, Alice, and their five-year-old son, Thomas. Political pressure is being applied; Gaspard, Orlando’s assistant, is clearly concerned for his boss, while Costas, a shady colleague, congratulates him on his courage. Under constant surveillance by the police, Orlando seems indifferent to the danger surrounding him. Only Thomas witnesses the deepseated anger his father tries to drown in alcohol. Surprising his friends and family, Orlando decides to leave with Alice and Thomas to Josefina, the last seaside village before the border with Brazil. Things come to a head in this sleepy little town. Orlando disappears the same day as the family arrives there. Alice must then face up to the truth about the man she loves.

Photos (2)

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Paulo Branco

Screenwriter :

Juan Pittaluga

Sound Recordist :

César Lamschtein

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie Queysanne

Continuity supervisor :

Marianela Longres

Costume designer :

Adelaida Rodriguez

Assistant Director :

Aldo Roméro

Director of photography :

Crystel Fournier

Production managers :

Joaquim Carvalho, Serge Catoire, Elena Roux

Editor :

Claudio Hughes

Production Designer :

Raquel Armas

Sound Mixer :

Nostradine Benguezzou

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :


Coproducer countries :

Uruguay, France

Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

Majority French (Uruguay, France)

Production year :


French release :


Runtime :

1 h 18 min

Current status :


Visa number :


Visa issue date :


Approval :


Color type :


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Audio format :

Dolby SR

Posters (1)


Festival Selections (6)

Mar Del Plata International Film Festival - 2006

Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2006)


Official Selection - Out of Competition

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2005

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2005)


Panorama Section

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2005

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2005)


Official International Selection

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2005

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2005)


Latin American Section

Cannes International Critics' Week - 2005

Cannes International Critics' Week (France, 2005)


Official Competition