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A man chop down trees, organizes the trunks, clean them, stops to defecate, lunch, nap and continues to sell its timber. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Misael Saavedra ... Lumberjack
Humberto Estrada ... Foreman
Rafael Estrada ... Foreman's son
Omar Didino ... Wood buyer
Javier Didino ... Gas-station employee

Directed by
Lisandro Alonso 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lisandro Alonso 

Produced by
Hugo Alberto Alonso .... producer
Lisandro Alonso .... executive producer
Hernán Musaluppi .... associate producer
Martín Rejtman .... associate producer
Pablo Trapero .... associate producer
Original Music by
Juan Montecchia 
Cinematography by
Cobi Migliora 
Film Editing by
Lisandro Alonso 
Martín Mainoli 
Natalia Blajeroff (uncredited)
Production Design by
Lisandro Alonso 
Art Direction by
Lisandro Alonso 
Production Management
Laureano Alonso .... assistant production manager
Cristina Galdeano .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luciano Specos .... assistant director
Sound Department
Federico D'Auria .... sound
Catriel Vildosola .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Mariano Arce .... assistant camera
Santiago Melazzini .... assistant camera
Cobi Migliora .... camera operator
Other crew
Natalia Blajeroff .... unspecified assistant
Hernán Musaluppi .... coordinator


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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
a tribute to simplicity, 1 May 2002
Author: wong kar lurko from Buenos Aires, Arg.

This is certainly one of the most curious films of 2001. Throughout one hour and thirteen minutes we are witnesses of the life of a lonely wood-chopper in the middle of the pampas. This may sound uninteresting, but actually it isn´t. The films produces a certain fascination, we are deeply moved by the way of life the character has, his isolation from the civilized world, the slowness of his existence in contrast with the rush of city life.

However, we do not feel sorry for this man. It´s just that his daily activities are so extremely different from what most of us are used to and the gap between him and us is so enormous that we end up admiring him. This movie is about understanding, beauty (in the most raw of senses), isolation and nature. But most of all, this movie is about humanity and here you have to make a choice: to be unable to understand the character and therefore think the movie is an overrated waste of time or, on the other hand, connect yourself with this man (even though both are different) through your humanity. Either way, I can tell nobody will feel indistinct towards this film.

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