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Fede Alvarez (written by) and
Rodo Sayagues (written by)
A young city couple are stuck in a gas station over a lost road in open countryside. An old man, disturbed by their disrespectful behavior... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Zina Bzhostovskaia ... Hija / Hermana / Nieta
Noelia Campo ... Ana
Julio Icazuriaga ... Mimo
Leandro Núñez ... Lucas
Walter Reyno ... Don Dogomar
Christian Zagia ... Jesus "El Cojonudo" Dominguez

Directed by
Fede Alvarez 
Writing credits
Fede Alvarez (written by) and
Rodo Sayagues (written by) (as Rodolfo Sayaguez)

Produced by
Fede Alvarez .... producer
Irene DiBello .... line producer
Vasco Elola .... associate producer
Ricardo Fleiss .... associate producer
Emiliano Mazza De Luca .... executive producer (as Emiliano Mazza)
Emiliano Mazza De Luca .... producer (as Emiliano Mazza)
Rodo Sayagues .... producer (as Rodolfo Sayaguez)
Original Music by
Facundo Fernández Luna 
Cinematography by
Martín Espina 
Film Editing by
Fede Alvarez 
Casting by
Noelia Burlé 
Art Direction by
Mónica Talamas 
Makeup Department
Virginia Silva .... makeup/hair artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Romina Peluffo .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Diego Zalduondo .... loader

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22 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Early unimpressive work by rising director, 15 January 2017
Author: Thomas ( from Berlin, Germany

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

"El Cojonudo", which basically means "The Colossal", is a 22-minute live action short film from 2005, so this one is already 12 years old now. The writer and director is Fede Alvarez, who has risen to fame recently for his collaborations with actress Jane Levy. Back when he made this movie here, however, he was still a complete nobody, even if he made short films before that already. With the filmmaker's nationality, it is an Uruguayan production in the Spanish language, so make sure you got subtitles. I personally don't know any of the cast members, but none of them impressed me much, so it's certainly not a great loss and definitely not to a level where I would look up their bodies of work. Even if there are supernatural and horror elements in here, it is really all about the comedy though. Sadly, it is really more trying to be funny and sometimes in a pretty bad gimmicky way that is nothing but loud than actually succeeding in terms of genuinely entertainment. So yeah, if you like Alvarez's recent works, so not expect too much from this one here as he was still in his 20s and clearly looking for his successful approach to filmmaking. It's not a failure, but nothing about the directing, acting or, most importantly, the script is memorable here. Thumbd down. Not recommended.

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