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Héctor Alterio (Professore)
Federico Luppi (Pepe)
Pepe Soriano (Segretario)
Gastón Pauls (Jimmy)
Balaram Dinard (Guito)
Saturnino García (De León)
Eduardo Migliónico (Ponce)
Elisa Contreras (Micaela)
Uruguay / Argentina, Spain,
93' / v.o. spagnolo / 35 mm
27, Rue de Solferino
92100 Boulogne ? France
A Hollywood producer bought an historic XIX century locomotive in Uruguay to use
in his next film. The owner of the train, a young and shrewd businessman, announces
the event, showing off his shiny old “Number 33” to the TV cameras.
Although the event creates great happiness and pride in many Uruguayan, it doesn’t
seem to have the same effect on the veteran members of the “Friends of the
Rail Association”. In fact, they are convinced that locomotive “Number
33” shouldn’t be sold to foreigners because it represents the historical
memory of Uruguay. So they decide to steal it. It’s the beginning of an
adventure that follows the old and abandoned routes of the nation’s tracks.
Followed by the local authorities, the funny group of rebels succeeds in their
plan, even thanks to the population of the small and big towns they meet on the
way. But Uruguay is a small country, and the train will soon run out of track.
Born in 1966 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Diego Arsuaga has received several major
awards at the international film festivals such as Cannes, London and New York.
He began his filmmaking career in the mid-1980s with the short La fruta en el
fondo del tazón (1985). In 1989 he cofounded Toons S.A., a production company
for videos and commercials, and in 1996 he founded his own production house, Taxi
Films. He directed his first feature, Otario, in 1997.
La fruta en el fondo del tazón (short)
El último tren