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Killing Jesus

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Original title
Matar a Jesús
Running time
95 min.
Colombia Colombia
Alonso Torres, Laura Mora Ortega
James L. Brown
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Co-production Colombia-Argentina;
Drama. Thriller | Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Paula, a 22 year-old student, witnesses the murder of her beloved father, a popular political sciences professor at a public university in Medellin. From the distance, she catches a glimpse of the murderer as he beats a hasty retreat on a motorcycle. Devastated by the pain of their loss, Paula and her family will have to deal with official lethargy. The authorities will make no effort to clarify the events and the case is soon archived and abandoned. When Christmas comes round, a couple of months after the murder, Paula accidentally bumps into Jesús, the young man who killed her father. So what happens when revenge becomes a real possibility? Paula decides to approach the man, initially motivated by an almost primitive instinct to get answers and eventually to find the courage to cross the moral and ethical line of killing a man, thereby avenging her father’s death.
2017: San Sebastian Film Festival: Youth Award
2017: La Havana Film Festival: First Film Special Prize
2018: Fenix Awards: Best Screenplay
2018: Macondo Awards: Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Sound & Sup Actor (Escobar)
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