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Hamaca Paraguaya

A Feature film by Paz Encina

Produced by Slot Machine

Production year : 2006

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Actors (2)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Slot Machine

Co-productions :

Wanda Films, CMW Films, Arte France Cinéma

French distribution :

ID Distribution

Line production :

Illuminations films

Foreign production companies :

Fortuna Films, Lita Stantic Productions


June 14, 1934. It’s autumn, but the heat lingers and shows no signs of abating. In an isolated region in Paraguay, Candida and Ramon, an elderly farming couple, wait for their son to return from the frontlines of the Chaco war. They’re also waiting for rain (that is imminent but never arrives), wind (that doesn’t blow), for the heat to subside (but it continues although it’s not the right season), for the dog to stop barking (it doesn’t); in short, they’re waiting for better times. Between what was and what will happen next there is this moment of eternal waiting. Each deals with the situation differently: Ramon, the father, faces the wait with optimism; Candida is convinced that her son is dead and that this waiting is useless. The roles are reversed while the couple waits: each receives a signal from their son that will make them change their attitude and position.


This project has been selected by: L'Atelier du Festival, Cannes Film Festival 2005; FONDEC, Paraguay; Fundacion Carolina, Spain; Cinemart, International Film Festival Rotterdam; Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Holland.

Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Marianne Slot

Foreign producers :

Lita Stantic, Hughan Ilse

Director of Photography :

Willi Behnisch

Production managers :

Marta Parga, Gabriela Sabate Pompa

Editor :

Miguel Schverdfinger

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Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Argentina, Netherlands, Paraguay

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Majority French (France, Argentina, Netherlands, Paraguay)

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Runtime :

1 h 18 min

Current status :

Upcoming release

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Audio format :

Dolby SRD


Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 2006

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2006)


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