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Alan Jonsson on ‘Load,’ Tameme Running Prowess, Mexican Film Finance

29 March 2016 5:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – A new – and highly singular addition – to Latin America’s building cannon of social genre films, Alan Jonsson’s “La carga” (“Load”) is an adventure thriller that renders a just-post-Conquistador era portrait of indigenous communities’ dire plight in a later 16th century Mexico, decimated by slavery and epidemic.

A Mexico-Spain co-production with an international cast, produced by Jonsson’s La Esfera Ent. in Mexico City and Luis Angel Ramirez’s Astronauta Producciones in Madrid, the film also pays homage to part of Spain’s intellectual establishment’s little-known qualms, 60-years-and-more into its conquest of the New World, regarding its indigenous inhabitants. A manhunt movie, it centers on Elisa (Maria Valverde, Moses’ wife in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings”), a young Spanish noblewoman, and Painalli, Aztec chief (Horacio Garcia Rojas, “Texas Rising,” “Julia”) pursued by a brutal group of soldiers commandeered by a vengeful landowner (Eusebio Lazaro), also Elisa’s father. »

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