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Azor

The Films After Tomorrow: National

Switzerland, Argentina, France

Yvan De Wiel, a private banker from Geneva, travels with his wife, Ines, to Argentina in the midst of a dictatorship to replace his partner, the object of the most worrying rumours, who disappeared overnight.

They visit Keys’ clients one after the other in order to reassure them and keep their custom. Upon their arrival however, the couple is faced with a hostile environment: a closed world where suspicion and desire underlie the seemingly relaxed social atmosphere.

Azor follows the tracks of a missing character, Keys, who is confronted by his pursuer. A long-distance duel between two Swiss bankers with opposed styles and faced with the same tortuous and difficult situation ensues, amidst hushed colonialism that served to plunder a country which, in the early 1980s, was ravaged by state terrorism and which had become a jungle for aggressive finance operators.

The production

 

Alina Film was set up in 2008 at Geneva by Eugenia Mumenthaler and David Epiney. Their first feature film Back To Stay (2011) by Milagros Mumenthaler won the Pardo d’oro, the Pardo for best actress and FIPRESCI Prize at Locarno Film Festival. Their documentary The Laundry Room (2013), by Floriane Devigne and Fred Florey, won the Grand Prize SSR SRG at Visions du Réel and A German Youth (2015) by Jean-Gabriel Périot opened the Panorama competition at Berlinale. Recently Luis Lopez Carrasco’s The Year of the Discovery (2020) was presented at the Tiger Awards competition at the Rotterdam Festival and won the Grand Prix at Cinéma du Réel.

 

Founded by Violeta Bava and Rosa Martínez Rivero, in Buenos Aires. Among other titles, Ruda Cine has recently produced the film Too Late to Die Young (2018) by Dominga Sotomayor, Pardo for best director at the Locarno Film Festival, in co-production with RT Features (Brazil) and Cinestación (Chile), El auge del humano (2016), by Eduardo Williams, winner of the Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente – Premio Nescens. Ruda Cine’s productions also includes the film Back To Stay (2011, Pardo d’oro at Locarno Film Festival), by Milagros Mumenthaler, Dos Disparos (2015, Locarno Film Festival) and Copacabana (2006, International Film Festival Rotterdam), by Martín Rejtman.

 

Local Films was founded by Nicolas Brevière in Paris. The company has produced around 80 films, which have been selected and screened in a large number of international film festivals around the world or aired in France and abroad. Recent examples include A German Youth (2015, Berlin, Panorama section) by Jean-Gabriel Périot, The Apostate (2015, San Sebastian and Toronto) by Federico Veiroj, Sweet Evil (2010) by Olivier Coussemacq, best actress award at International Film Festival Karlovy Vary.

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Director

Andreas Fontana

Producer

Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney


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