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Jauja (2014)

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A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

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Lisandro Alonso
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Cast

Credited cast:
Viggo Mortensen ... Gunnar Dinesen
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Woman in the cave
Viilbjørk Malling Agger Viilbjørk Malling Agger ... Ingeborg
Esteban Bigliardi Esteban Bigliardi ... Angel Milkibar
Diego Roman Diego Roman
Adrián Fondari Adrián Fondari ... Pittaluga
Mariano Arce Mariano Arce
Misael Saavedra Misael Saavedra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Patterson Brian Patterson
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A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

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Drama | Fantasy | Western

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Language:

Spanish | Danish | French

Release Date:

27 November 2014 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Lisandro Alonso Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Denmark See more »

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ARS 3,000,000 (estimated)
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color (Cinecolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Viggo Mortensen's involvement surpassed not only the producer capacity, but he also helped with the music, the poster and correcting the subtitles to Spanish, French and English. See more »

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Dengang jeg drog af sted
Written by Peter Faber
Performed by Emil Horneman
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Lost in the desert...
6 November 2014 | by slabihoudSee all my reviews

If you dare to watch this film be sure not to expect much of a story, rather enjoy the surprising beauty of the Argentinian Pampa and the time the film gives you to look. I guess almost every shot lasts longer than 10 seconds and many run far longer and create a dreamlike atmosphere. At some point it reminded me of a still picture gallery. Not much talking is done either and the dialog is creating more fog then clearance. There is only a very thin storyline but most things remain incomprehensible.

Films like „Gerry" come to mind, or „The Shooting", "The Draughtsman's Contract" or even „Shutter Island". The best approach might be to absorb the images which are often really stunning and don't try to solve the riddle. It seems to be meant as an experience, not as a thesis on what went wrong in this or that person's life. The main character gets deeper and deeper into the desert while everything gets more surreal.

Although all this sounds rather weird and boring, the film has an inner suspense that doesn't let go. Viggo Mortensen plays a man who looses his dignity in the course of the events but he never appears ridiculous which is much to the credit of the actor.


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