The OwnersThe Owners

by Agustín Toscano and Ezequiel Radusky

The Owners

Synopsis

Sergio, Ruben and Alicia are caretakers of a countryside estate in Tucumán, a northern province in Argentina. When the estate owners are absent, the sneaky workers secretly occupy the house and emulate the owners' lifestyle. They sleep in comfortable beds, watch movies on a big screen TV and eat food that they could never afford.

When the owners of the estate, Pía and her sister Lourdes, show up unexpectedly for the weekend with their husbands, Manuel and Gabriel, the workers are left out to their own humble abode and daily duties. But it's difficult to stay away from the comfort to which they have grown accustomed.
The owners have secrets of their own, and soon everyone is wondering who will end up running the house.

 

Director

Born in 1981, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina.
In the year 2000 they entered the Drama Career in the Faculty of Arts of the National University of Tucumán where they obtained the title of "Dramatic Interpreter".
In 2004 they founded the Gente No Convencida group, where they carry on their activity as actors, directors, producers and screenwriters. They have premiered six theatrical plays: Unconvinced People Dedicated to the Memory of María Gabriela Epumer, Violently Happy, 2001 Odyssey in Horror, Solids, The Punk Family and The Real Story of Antonio.

They have participated as actors in the feature film The Mute Píano directed by Zuhair Jury; in several local short films, amongst them Brown Noise and Socket (Patricio García), We Always Saw Each Other In Winter (Maia Tarcic), Anacondas (Manuel Soria), One Point (Alina Wainzinger), A Short Film (Federico Del Pero), Brown Sheets (Daniel Jerez), The Dead Man (Javier Ovejero); and in the performance Point of View (TRAMA Project) coordinated by Germaine Kruip (Rijksakademie of Amsterdam).

Radusky has participated in the "Direction Seminar" dictated by Federico León in the province of Jujuy. Toscano has been part of the first promotion of students of the University School of Film, Video and Television of the National University of Tucumán. He also directed the short film The Hostile and is a recipient of a grant given by the 2010 Intergovernmental Programme Iberscene for the writing of his dramatic project Necks.

Los Dueños is their first feature film.

 

Awards

Special Distinction (Semaine de la Critique - Cannes 2013)

Cast

Rosario Bléfari
Germán De Silva
Sergio Prina
Cynthia Avellaneda
Liliana Juárez

Crew

Written & Directed by: Agustín Toscano & Ezequiel Radusky
Production Designer: Gonzalo Delgado Galiana
Sound: Catriel Vildosola
Cinematography: Gustavo Biazzi
Editor: Pablo Barbieri (SAE)
Line Producer: Pablo Chernov
Produced by: Natacha Cervi & Hernán Musaluppi
Production company: Rizoma

Technical Data

Format: DCP
Length: 95 min
Original Language: Spanish 

ORIGINAL TITLE: Los Dueños 

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