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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.


Lisandro Alonso
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Credited cast:
Viggo Mortensen ... Gunnar Dinesen
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


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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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 »


Performed by Buckethead & Viggo Mortensen
Composed by Viggo Mortensen
From the album Please Tomorrow
Published by Perceval Press
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Too slow, at times, and with an underwhelming ending.
15 September 2015 | by peefynSee all my reviews

This movie is beautiful at times. In addition to being in 4:3 format, the colors are made to look like it was shot in the early decades of color movies. This goes excellent together with the "western"-setting. Both the scenery and the costumes worn by the actors, attract your attention, and rewards you for it. The 4:3 format makes me think of cheap western shows made for TV, filmed in studios with backdrops. This move is almost demonstratively not using backdrops, and it has actors moving back and forwards in the scenery, giving the movie a sense of depth (almost despite the aspect ratio).

So, it's good looking. Sadly, the story is not as interesting as the setting. In parts of the movie the story moves painfully slow. There are interesting portions of it, and the story does get going after a while. But in the end of the movie it takes a quick turn to the surreal, which could have been interesting, if it hadn't been ruined straight away by an underwhelming ending. I'm sure there is something to explore with the story, why it ends as it does. The obvious answer is hopefully not the correct one.

On a different note, I liked the acting and the actors in this movie. I understand Danish, and I thought it was great fun to see how it was used along the Spanish. The best scene is maybe the one where French is also spoken.

There's hardly any music in the movie at all, but the little there is is nice. I also liked the sound in this movie, at one point it made me squeam more than I have in a long time.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]


Spanish | Danish | French

Release Date:

27 November 2014 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Jauja See more »

Filming Locations:

Denmark See more »


Box Office


ARS3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,314, 22 March 2015

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

4L, ARTE, Bananeira Filmes See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1


Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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