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Machine Cancer


A salt flat, a virgin and distant wilderness. Almost secret in the salt desert , the life begins to show shy and minuscule. Once a year, trucks, bulldozers and other metallic beasts invade the landscape creating a fantastic dance between the nature and the machine, during the crop of salt. The few permanent inhabitants of the area live a life sealed by loneliness and isolation : a solitary hunter, a man who loves his tractor, a family coming from far away , other one of peasants, a couple of professionals. The natural environment is a constant that merges with the inhabitants of the salt flat, until the big machines return to invade the place.


Director: Alejandro Cohen Arazi / José Binetti

Alejandro Cohen Arazi ( Buenos Aires , 1981 ) studied at the Institute of Cinematographic Art of Avellaneda. He made the short film "Lo de siempre,un guión de historietas" ("The usual, comic script) (2006). He directed the feature film "Cortenla, una peli sobre call centers"(Cut it, a movie about call centers) (2012) . He produced the documentaries "Comunidad de Locos" 8Mad men community) 2005) and Forty Bullets (2015) . José Binetti (La Pampa, 1982) , is sound engineer, musician, illuminator and studied script at ISER . Along with Cohen Arazi he made the short film " Bugs" (2012 ) , and the dance film " La Aurora " and "Sentinel " (2011 ).

Director’s Statement

Generally documentary observation is interpreted as a matter of style and posture of nonintervention in reality; and not as part of the synthesis of a process of research and development of speech. In the process of research they converged macro and micro ; and 
The idea of the movie is to take the spectator from the landscape thing up to an imperceptible dip in a world near to the microscopic thing that is fascinating.


Information for the Audience: 

Directors: Alejandro Cohen Arazi, José Binetti
Writers: Alejandro Cohen Arazi, José Binetti
Producers: Alejandro Cohen Arazi
Key cast: Daniel Rinadli, Chepo Castillo, Orlando Fernandez, Amalia Rodriguez, Dalila Rodriguez


Screenings / Awards: 

    Buenos Aires
    April 16, 2015

Information for theatres: 

student project: No
completion date: 2014-12-30
shooting format: HD 1920x1080
aspect ratio: 16:9
film color: Color
first-time filmmaker: No

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