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    "The best Mexican film of this generation." - Rolling Stone Mx

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    "A harbinger of [future] cult film status. Colors do pop and the soundtrack booms, an intense, bass- heavy score." - Variety

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    "A breathlessly paced adrenaline rush that keeps the action rolling non-stop. An exceptional tech work that gives the film plenty of energy and excitement. Days of Grace is likely to take Gout a long way." - The Hollywood Reporter

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    "A visceral, efficient and gripping filmmaking style. A director worth following." - La Prensa

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    "A straight-up, full-on revenge drama." - Screen Daily

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    "Masterfully told" - El Universal

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About Days of Grace

Synopsis

Corruption, kidnapping, and vigilante justice fuel this explosive debut by Mexican filmmaker Everardo Gout. Set in Mexico City during three consecutive World Cup tournaments, three lives impacted by abduction, intersect. Lupe, an idealistic cop, is tasked to investigate a crime ring and finds that justice has no value when a human life has a price. When Susana’s businessman-husband Arturo is taken, she must go outside the law to fight for his release. And Iguana is conflicted as he dreams of becoming a boxer even as he is drawn into a lifestyle that finds him guarding kidnap Victim X and facing down a criminal mastermind.

The multi-Ariel Award®-winning film features music by Atticus Ross, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, and Shigeru Umebayashi and features Scarlett Johansson on vocals in a remix of George Gershwin’s iconic song, ‘Summertime.’

Tenoch Huerta

Lupe

Tenoch Huerta Mejía was born in Mexico D.F. He is best known for his performances in Gueros (2014), Days of Grace (2012), Get The Gringo (2012), and Sleep Dealer (2008). His performance in the film, Sleep Dealer by Alex Rivera, was awarded at Berlin and Sundance in 2008. He was chosen by Monica Maristain to appear in his book, 30 Actors Made in Mexico, and has worked on short films and feature length projects.

Kristyan Ferrer

Iguana/Doroteo

Kristyan Ferrer was born in Mexico D.F. in February 1995 and has been acting since 2001. He has a recurring role on TV Azteca on the series "Lo que callamos las mujeres" and has appeared in the comedies " Puro loco," "Qué buena onda" y "Ya cayó",and the telefilm "Miracles. " He was nominated for an Ariel for best supporting actor for his performance in Days of Grace.

Carlos Bardem

Victim X

Carlos Bardem is the son of actress, Pilar Bardem, and brother of fellow actor, Javier Bardem. He is best known for his roles in Days of Grace (2012), Cell 211 (2009), and The Area (2007). Bardem has received an ACE Award and an Actors Union Spain Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Cell 211 and an Actors Union Spain Award for Best New Male Actor for The Area.

Dolores Heredia

Susana

Dolores Heredia has worked in film, television, and theater. She is best known for her roles in Days of Grace (2012), Get The Gringo (2012), Vantage Point (2008), and Capadocia (2008). Her first performance in a film was Pueblo de Madera (Timber Town), by Juan Antonio de la Riva, in 1990. She continued working in the made-for-TV movies, Old Town by Carlos García Agraz, and Shoot to Kill, by Gabriel Retes.

Veronica Falcon

La Madrina

Veronica Falcon is considered one of the most versatile actors of her generation and an extremely prolific artist, as can be seen throughout her extensive body of work both as an actor & choreographer. She´s written three plays and a short film, she has been published as an author as well. She coproduced several creative projects and served as creative consultant for several more. Last year she finished shooting Rodrigo Plá ´s latest film, a television series two more films & two shortcuts. She is currently developing her one woman show.

Everardo Gout

Director, Writer, Editor

Everardo Gout is a Mexican director, writer and producer. He studied film at the various schools such as Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos in Mexico City, the New York Film Academy and the Hollywood Film Institute. In 2006, Everardo directed a short film titled M with acclaimed cinematographer, Luis Sansans. The short was shown in dozens of international film festivals and won several awards. His expertise in storytelling led him to direct music videos for artists such as Mos Def, Morcheeba, The Roots, Ozomatli, will.i.am, and many more. In 2007, he was nominated for a Grammy® for the music video “When You Were Young,” by the band The Killers. Days of Grace is his feature film directorial debut.

Leopoldo Gout

Producer

Leopoldo Gout, brother of director Everardo Gout, is a filmmaker, writer and artist from Mexico. He studied Contemporary Art at Central Saint Martins in London. He has showed his artwork in galleries and museums around the world. In addition to his own productions, Leopoldo is a producer/partner with James Patterson Entertainment and a producer/director with @radical.media. He produced the Shakher Kapur film Passage and with James Patterson Entertainment he is developing Universal’s Maximum Ride with Spiderman producer Avi Arad.

Also a published author, Leopoldo wrote Ghost Radio for Harper Collins and co-wrote the graphic novel The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, with James Patterson for Little Brown.

Luis Sansans, A.M.C.

Cinematographer / Producer Days of Grace

Luis Sansans learned his craft in the camera department of films such as Y Tu Mama Tambien, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and Resident Evil: Extinction. As a Cinematographer, he has worked in projects such as Rabbit on the Moon, Carnaval de Sodoma, Amar, Days of Grace, for which he won an Ariel (Mexican Academy Award) for Best Cinematography. More recent projects include: La Brújula la lleva el Muerto, Escobar: Paradise Lost for which he won the AIC award for Best Cinematography at the Rome Film Festival in Italy, Texas Rising a TV Series for History Channel, and Captive, which are about to be released in the US.

DIAS DE GRACIA

"A harbinger of [future] cult film status. Colors do pop and the soundtrack booms, an intense, bass-heavy score." - Variety

- DAYS OF GRACE - DIAS DE GRACIA -

DIAS DE GRACIA

"A breathlessly paced adrenaline rush that keeps the action rolling non-stop.
An exceptional tech work that gives the film plenty of energy and excitement.
Days of Grace is likely to take Gout a long way." - The Hollywood Reporter

- DAYS OF GRACE - DIAS DE GRACIA -

Press & Media

days of grace

Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive.

Media Clips

for download

Days of Grace | Tenoch's Fateful Discovery | Official Movie Clip | Cinema Libre Studio (1:17)

Tenoch follows a lead in his police corruption case to a car impound lot where he uncovers a tragic scene that will change his life forever.

Days of Grace | Susana Confronts the Police | Official Movie Clip | Cinema Libre Studio (1:19)

Susana sits down with a police officer to discuss Arturo’s abduction, but she confesses that she is tired of waiting for something to be done and is more fearful of the corrupt police than the criminals who may have her husband.

Days of Grace | The Police Interrogate Maxedonia | Official Movie Clip | Cinema Libre Studio (1:15)

The police question Susana’s maid, Maxedonia, about her personal life and how she discusses her work after her boss Arturo is abducted. During questioning it is revealed that Doroteo is her brother.

Days of Grace | Tenoch Delivers Incriminating Photos | Official Movie Clip | Cinema Libre Studio (1:17)

Fulfilling a promise to the injured Melquiadez, Tenoch delivers a suspicious envelope, but not before peeking inside, to a gang of men that appear to be involved in the kidnapping syndicate.

Days of Grace | L. Hinojosa World Cup Abduction | Official Movie Clip | Cinema Libre Studio (1:27)

While listening to the 2006 World Cup broadcast in his car, L. Hinojosa is diverted down a side street where a group of men claiming to be police officers abduct him, claiming he is a trafficker.

DIAS DE GRACIA

"The best Mexican film of this generation" - Rolling Stone Mx

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Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Kristian Ferrer as Doroteo
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Lupe (Tenoch Huerta) and Esparza (Sonia Couoh)
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Tenoch Huerta as Lupe
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Tenoch Huerta as Lupe
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Iguana (Kristian Ferrer) and Victim X (Carlos Bardem)
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Kristian Ferrer as Iguana
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Kristian Ferrer as Iguana
Days of Grace (Dias De Graca) Kristian Ferrer as Iguana
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Behind the scenes
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Veronica Falcon as The Madrina
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Harold Torres as The Pulga
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia)
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia)
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Mario Zaragoza as Melquiadez
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Dolores Heredia as Susana Lozano
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Victim X (Carlos Bardem) and Iguana (Kristian Ferrer)
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Victim X (Carlos Bardem) and Iguana (Kristian Ferrer)
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Behind the scenes
Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia) Kristian Ferrer as Doroteo

DIAS DE GRACIA

"A tremendous standing ovation for over 10 minutes in Cannes." - CNN

- DAYS OF GRACE - DIAS DE GRACIA -

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FILM BACKGROUND

and CREDITS

FILM BACKGROUND

Based on his original screenplay, Everardo Gout’s directorial debut, DAYS OF GRACE (DIAS DE GRACIA), was an Official Selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, earning a fifteen minute standing ovation, then went on to win 8 Mexican Academy of Film Ariel Awards® in 2012 as well as Best Film and Best Director prizes at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. Produced by Leopoldo Gout (Alex Cross) the film stars Tenoch Huerta (Get the Gringo, Sleep Dealer and Güeros), who won an Ariel for Best Actor, Kristyan Ferrer (Sin Nombre, El Narco), Dolores Heredia (Get the Gringo, Vantage Point, and Capadocia) and Carlos Bardem.

Gout, who spent a decade making commercials, video and other short form content crafted a gripping tale of three kidnappings, which occur during consecutive World Cup tournaments in 2002, 2006, and 2010, three distinct and carefully conceived timelines. This ambitious and dynamic first feature that tackles police and government corruption in Mexico City and the violent, harrowing ripple effects this has on seemingly unconnected individuals. Gout created the singular looks (using three different aspect ratios) for each subplot with cinematographer Luis David Sansans, who developed his craft in the camera department on films such as: Y Tu Mamá También, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Romeo + Juliet, and Resident Evil: Extinction.

The soundtrack also denotes the different time frames by assigning three scores to each period. They are composed by Academy Award® winning composer Atticus Ross (The Social Network), as well as Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, and Shigeru Umebayashi, with a remix of George Gershwin’s iconic song, "Summertime " written by Robert Naja & Tim Goldsworthy, members of Massive Attack, performed by Scarlett Johansson.

The film was released theatrically in Mexico on 200 screens in April 2012. It has been released in France, United Kingdom, Hungary, and Sweden. Following a US theatrical run and will be broadcast on HBO in May 2015 and released day-and-date on DVD and select transactional On Demand platforms.

FILM CREDITS

Cast
Lupe Tenoch Huerta
Iguana / Doroteo Kristyan Ferrer
Susana Lozano Dolores Heredia
Victim X Carlos Bardem
Max Eilen Yañez
Melquiadez Mario Zaragoza
Commandante Jose José Sefami
Esperanza Sonia Couho
The Madrina Veronica Falcon
The Kaliman Vikram Chatwal
Crew
Director Everardo Gout
Script and dialogues Everardo Gout
Director of Photography Luis Sansans
Editor Hervé Schneid
José Salcedo
Sound designer Fernando Camara
Mixer Vincent Arnardi
Composers Nick Cave
Warren Ellis
Atticus Ross
Shigeru Umebayashi
Massive Attack
Additional Music Antony Partos
Set design Bernardo Trujillo
Costume design Bertha Romero
Make-up Felipe Zalazar
A Mexican-French coproduction produced by Casa B Productions
ARP
Executive Producer Adriana Bello
Producers Leopoldo Gout
Everardo Gout
Ozcar Ramírez
Luis Sansans
Michèle & Laurent Pétin
In association with Fidecine México
EFICINE 226
ARTE MECANICA
Sound Format Dolby SRD/DTS Scope
Claudia Sarne ORIGINAL MUSIC
Robert Del Naja UNCREDITED- ORIGINAL MUSIC
Tim Goldsworthy UNCREDITED- ORIGINAL MUSIC
Scarlett Johansson UNCREDITED- ORIGINAL MUSIC
Julien Perez SOUND RE-RECORDING MIXER
Frederic Le Louet SOUND CO-DESIGNER
Enrique Greinier SOUND CO-DESIGNER
Eric Dounce SOUND CO-DESIGNER
Victor Herrera FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
BUF SPECIAL EFFECTS PRODUCER
Ozcar Ramirez Gonzalez LINE PRODUCER
Vikram Chatwal ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Leopold Gout SECOND UNIT DIRECTOR
Alejandro Sanchez PRODUCTION MANAGER
Patrick Heyerdahl A. D.' S SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Julian Valdes Tovar “Chico” SECOND SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Hajime Espinosa SCRIPT SUPERVISOR
Victor Badillo CASTING
Roberto Salinas "Brondo" CASTING
Sandra Leon Becker CASTING
Isabel Cortazar CASTING
Ricardo Aguado Fentanes CO WRITER
David Rutsala CO WRITING
Belinda Uriegas PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Rafael Perez "Rabbit" UNIT MANAGER
Araceli Lopez Mata COORDINATOR'S ASSISTANT
Ricardo M. Kaplan COORDINATOR'S ASSISTANT
Patricia Agudo Sansans PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Jorge Woolrich PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
May Huerta PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Thomas Rich PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Paola Rivera PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Mariana Ridgell ASSISTANT: VIKRAM CHATWAL
Martha Mendoza PARAMEDIC
Enriqueta Amador ACCOUNTANT
Asajiro Yamamoto ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT
Blanca Hurtado ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT
Ivonne Alva FISCAL AUDITOR
Paola Rivera Perez AUDITOR ASSISTANT
Christian Valsamidis ATTORNEY
Benjamin Giniez ATTORNEY
Taylor Wessing France ATTORNEY
Alexander P. Hartnett US ATTORNEY
Ed Gerard MUSIC ADVISOR
Jose Meouchi Lahud MEXICO ATTORNEY
ARP KINOLOGY
Gregoire Melin INTERNATIONAL SALES
Yvan Lucas COLORIST: Efilm
Juan Jose Saravia A.M.C. DP: SECOND UNIT
Guillermo "Memo" Rosas ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Luis Sansans Arnanz STEADICAM OPERATOR
Jose Gutierrez CAMERA ASSISTANT
Marisa Velez Montoya CAMERA ASSISTANT
Nestor Espinosa CAMERA LOADER
Everardo Gout CAMERA OPERATOR
Noe Munoz ASSISTANT CAMERA
Fernando Sanchez CAMERA ASSISTANT
Ricardo Deneke ADDITIONAL CAMERA OPERATOR
Marc Beliver CAMERA OPERATOR
Santiago Navarrete CAMERA OPERATOR
Luis Yanez VIDEO ASSISTANT
David Maruri VIDEO ASSISTANT
Alejandro Matu VIDEO ASSISTANT
Claudia Abuali STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
Claudia Mera CAMERA TRAINEE
Juan Sebasyian Moreno CAMERA EQUIPMENT REPRESENTATIVE
Foro Estrella & EFD LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
Javier Enriquez Bautista GAFFER
Miguel Angel Garcia CHIEF LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
Jesus Adrian Romero DOLLY GRIP
Humberto Delgado Morales KEYGRIP
Juan Manuel Alvarez Ambriz ELECTRICIAN
Adrian A. Enriquez ELECTRICIAN
Jorge Alberto Enriquez ELECTRICIAN
Jose Alejandro Diaz GRIP
Ulises Garcia Medina GRIP
Alejandro Tapia GRIP
Jay Aroesty ARTS DIRECTOR
Diego Gajardo GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Claudia Mera GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Alfredo Acle CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER
Jordi Castells STORYBOARD ARTIST
Fransisco Blanc SET DESIGNER
Vanesa Garnica ASSISTANT TO THE SET DESIGNER
Edgar Matamoros GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Domingo Castaneda WAREHOUSE KEEPER
Jorge A. Barba SET DECORATORS/ SET DESIGNER
Nora Toriz SET DRESSER
Cecilia Ramirez LEAD WOMAN
Angel Romero SET PAINTER
Raul Farias SCENIC PAINTER
Juan Cisneros SWING
Trinidad Espinosa SWING
Isidoro Garcia SWING
Manuel Andrade SWING
Julian Navarro SWING
Miguel Cervantes "Tyson" ON SET PROP MASTER
Aristeo Ruiz PROP MASTER ASSISTANT
Jorge Gonzalez "Pato" ARMORER
Cmte. Rafael Del Toro ARMORER
Jose Guadalupe Lopez WARDROBE COORDINATOR
Pamela Lopez WARDROBE ASSISTANT
Julio Marin "Hawaii" ON SET WARDROBE
Juan Manuel Gonzalez ASSISTANT TO THE ON SET WARDROBE
Felipe Salazar MAKEUP DIRECTOR
Ma. De Lourdes Delgado HAIR STYLIST
Marco Antonio Perez "Marki Marck" HAIR STYLIST ASSISTANT
Roberto Ortiz PROSTHETIC MAKEUP ARTIST
Karina Rodriguez ASSISTANT TO MAKEUP ARTIST & PROSTHETIC
Luis Felipe Moreno ASSISTANT MAKEUP ARTIST
Leon Sandoval BOOM OPERATOR
Raul Zavala CABLE GUY
Armando Guerrero EXTRAS COORDINATOR
Jose Antonio Ferrer ASSISTANT TO THE EXTRAS COORDINATOR
Ricardo Arvizu SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Ricardo Arvizu Solis ASSISTANT SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Jose Martinez ASSISTANT SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Christian Coos ASSISTANT SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Sergio Reyes ASSISTANT SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Jaime Ramirez ASSISTANT SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Guillermo Granados ASSISTANT SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Luis Ambriz ASSISTANT SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Wade Allen ACTION COORDINATOR
Willebaldo Bucio "Balo" STUNT COORDINATOR
STUNTMEN Eduardo Gomez
Hugo Aguilera
Pablo Vinos
Rafael Valdez
Lalo Gomez
Carlos Gomez
Juan Carlos Olalde
Tristan Arzate
Jose Gallegos
Jose Antonio
Rocio Ortega- Rancho Los Pirules ANIMAL TRAINER
Ana Ballesteros CATERER
J. Manuel Ballesteros CATERING
Sarai Morales CATERER
Luis Carretero CATERER
Maria Eugenia Mendoza OFFICE MAINTENANCE
Jose Luis Palestina SET MAINTENANCE
Hiram Lopez SET MAINTENANCE
Raul Olvera SECURITY AGENT
Gerardo Escamilla SECURITY SUPERVISOR
Julio Valderrabano SECURITY SUPERVISOR
Jorge Saldana SECURITY SUPERVISOR
Alfredo Nonato VEHICLE COORDINATOR
Manuel Montes De Oca PICTURE CARS ASSISTANT
Felipe Medina "Chona" TRANSPORTATION CHIEF
DRIVERS Samuel Navarro
Jose Luis Loyo
Carlos Medina
Jose Cruz Garduno "Cheche"
Miguel Ange Diaz
Rafael Contreras
Ricardo Romero
Jorge Hernandez
Gabriel Onofre
Rigoberto Vargas
Ariel Olguin
Carlos Hernandez
Jose Luis Segura
Jose Antonio Ubaldo
Alejandro Camacho
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Mauricio Lule ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Miguel Necoechea ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Julio Navarro ASSISTANT ART DEPARTMENT
Rocio Resendiz PARAMEDIC
Emilio Cortes AUDIO ENGINEER
Alejandro Varela BOOM OPERATOR
Larissa Rojas THE MAKING-OF PRODUCER
Adriana Martinez MAKING OF EDITOR
FRANCIA FRANCE
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Juile Tardit PRODUCTION ADMINISTRATOR
Francoise Adolphe ACCOUNTANT
Philippe Akoka POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Adriana Martinez FIRST ASSISTANT EDITOR
Anita Roth SECOND ASSISTANT EDITOR
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Frederic Fourier VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR: BUF
Edouard Valton VFX PRODUCER: BUF
Guillaume Dubois EFFECTS COORDINATOR: BUF
Michel Samreth VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST
Cedric Le Dru VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST
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Thibaut Granier VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Clement Darbois VFX GRAPHIC ARTIST
Oscar Guardiola VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST
Olivier Caron GRAPHIC ANIMATOR
Olivier Regnier TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Elie Tisne TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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Adelaide Basson TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Elie Akoka TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Louise Abbou TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Meryl Estragna TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Frederic Le Louet SOUND DESIGNER
Cedric Denooz MUSIC SOUND MIXER
Frederic Devanlay SOUND EFFECTS EDITOR
Grace Brown SOUND RECORDIST
Renan Furet SOUND RECORDIST
Vincent Arnardi MIXER
Julien Perez MIXER
Emmanuel Guiot MUSIC MIXER
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Carlos A. Cuevas DOLBY CONSULTANT
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Mary Chamberlain DAILIES COORDINATOR
Howard B. Brodersen DAILIES COLORIST
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Jeff Heacock TECHNICIAN CONSULTANT
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Rob Phillips PRODUCTOR ID
Tom Reiser ASSISTANT COLOR TIMER
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Rosalie Staley DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Curtis Lindersmith DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE EDITOR
Pat Clancey DIGITAL OPTICALS
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Scott Sawyer PROJECT COORDINATOR
Phil Vigeant COLORIST
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FACTORIA FRADERA
Annette Fradera MUSIC SUPERVISOR
Mariana Uribe MUSIC COORDINATOR
Martha Fritz MUSIC COORDINATOR
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Nick Cave MUSIC PRODUCER
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Jake Jackson SCORE ENGINEER & MIXER
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Rachel Willis PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Atticus Ross ORIGINAL MUSIC
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Brooks Wackerman PERCUSSION
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Leopoldo Valerio Gout
Ines Celestia Gout
Caitlin Miesen
Gabriel Nuncio
Andrea Martine Crowther
Camila Olin Mercado Martinez
Gina Villagran
Almudena Sanchez
Craig Emmanuel
Devon Dikeou
Dan Aloni
Dave Grove
Beverly Woods
Kevin Dillon
Carlos Bello
BCBG
Vicente Lopez
Enrique Ramirez
Adal Ramones
Andres Bello
Cesar De La Parra
Ximena y Mateo Rondon Bello
Carlos J. Bello Rosa
Alicia H. Bello
Edgar
Roberto Bello
James Patterson
Steve Bowen
Eamon O’farrill
Jua Aura
Andres Sanchez Maher
Lloyd Levin
Ed Gerard
Kumiko Sekiguchi
Suzanne Girard
Elie Akoka
Alejandro Marti
Rachel Willis
Sabine Zoller
Maru Duenas
Fernando Kleinert
Ojeda Ojeda y Associados
Phil Gosiewski (CSC NYC)
Pedro Vasquez Bautista
Miguel Angel Blanco
Aurelien Pichod Ramses Gomez
Mayra Meneses
Alejandra Ojeda
Policia de Ecatepec
Subdirectora Academia de Policia de Ecatepec, Veronia Ordaz
Adrian Grunberg
Stacy Persky
Danny DeVito
Naomi Crespo Akari
Rhea Perlman
Richard Brown
Diego Bunuel
Gina Teran
Sandra Paredes Orihuela
Cinearte
Cristina Saavedra Akari
Guzman “El Bueno”
Lupita
Theresa
Natalie
Restaurante KAI
Violette Granier
Daniel Birdman Ripstein
Alejandro Lebrija
Alejandra Robledo
Santiago Garduno
Armando Garcia Diaz de Leon
y todos en Gussi
Arte Cinema
Brian McNeils
Lakeshore Records
Anton Monsted Fernando Perez Gavillan
Cyril Drabinsky
Jon Kamen & Radical Media
Paul Haggis
Hugh Jackman
Baz Luhrmann
El Barandal Post
Carlos Aguilar Zafra
Maite Ponzanelli
Martha P.R. Mendivil
Liz Avila
Carlos Espinosas
Octavia Maya
Olga Segura
Manuel Gameros
Manuel Galvez
Alejandro Araiza
Tiacateoti Mata
Eugenio Maillefert y Mewcal “El Buen Viaje”
Sake Group
Gregory Crewdson
Oscar Padilla
Hana Matsumoto
Erick Monroy
Valentina Siniego
Fidel Ugarte
Tula Gout
Luis Sansans
Leopold Gout
Andrea Valeria Grautoff
Leon Garcia Soler
Christianne Gout
Gwendollyn Gout
Leopoldo Gout Ortiz de Montellano
Magaly Ruiz
El Maestro Herve Schneid
Vincent Anardi
Yvan Lucas
Ozcar Ramirez
Michele Halberstadt
Laurent Petin
Adriana Bello
Gregoire Melin
Beto y Beneranda Rivera
Vikram Chatwall
Carlos Bardem
Baloji
Valentine Lorant
Vanesa Hernandez
Valentina Siniego
Carla Sanguinetti
Yves Sadurni
JR
Robert Dressen
Eva Longoria
Marie Salsbourg
Adriana Martinez
Claudia Mera
Mario Mandujano
Marina Stavenhagen
Georgina “La China” Saldana
Stuart Manashil
Amy Kaufman
Philippe Akoka
Elie Akoka
Eleonore de Prunele
Shigeru Umebayashi
Atticus Ross
Nick Cave
Warren Ellis
Anthony Partos
Robert 3D
Christian Valsamidis
Benjamin Giniez
Devon Dikeou
Ricardo Aguado Fentanes
David Rutsala
Andres Sanchez
Café El Baristi
Jorge Canedo
Andrea Churraqueria
Portugesa Octavio Maya
Manu Guiot
Louise Abbou
Carlos Aguilar y sus Angels
Stacy Perskie
Paul Haggis
Lynn Fainchtein
Skip Williamson
Thibaut Granier
Mushita
Wichis
Morbert Guterman
Hector Roman
Chaos
Pablo Galindo Gout
Yolanda Gout Rebolledo
Cartucho & Don Lui Bunuel
UNA COPRODUCCION MEXICANA- FRANCESA
A FRENCH- MEXICAN COPRODUCTION
MEXICO
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FIDECINE MEXICO, FONDO DE INVERSION Y ESTIMULOS AL CINE
EFICINE
SABORMEX
TELEVISA
FEMSA
CASA B PRODUCTIONS
ARTEMECANICA
ESTUDIOS CHURUBUSCO
FRANCIA
ARP SELECTION
FILM FACTORY
BUF
DISTRIBUCION FRANCIA
ARP SELECTION
DISTRIBUCION MEXICO
ARTECINEMA
OTHERS
FUJIFILM
DOLBY DIGITAL
AVID
KODAK
EFD
DELUXE
EFILM
CIUDAD DE MEXICO
MEXICO CITY
SECRETARIA DE CULTURA, DF

Q&A with Director Everardo Gout

Q&A with Director Everardo Gout

How did you become a director?

I had always wanted to make films. I come from quite a literary family, so when I was small, I dreamt of becoming a writer. But I realized quickly that I had images, rather than words, in my head. So from quite a young age, I attended summer courses at film schools during my summer holidays. That’s how I learned, by working on sets. I became an assistant who did everything. In my final year of high school, I was allowed to make a short fiction film at my school. This was the first time that an audience saw my work. This gave me confidence. I created a production company and made advertising and videos for several years. I thought that this would bring me closer to my dream of directing, but in fact it had the opposite effect.

What was the tipping point?

When my wife became pregnant that really forced me to question my life. I asked myself, “What will I tell my daughter? That her father makes video clips? I’ve always wanted to direct films. It’s time that I got on with it.” I started by writing the script. I fed my questions and my fears into it: fear of the violence that ravages the country I love; fear that my loved ones could be kidnapped. What is worse under those circumstances? To be the one kidnapped, the prisoner, or the one on the outside, lost, without knowing how to save the person kidnapped? I’ve always wondered about the bond that forms between the hostage and the abductor. I have a friend who managed to convince his captor to let him go. Often, the guards are just kids who are being exploited. Finally, I wanted to talk about corruption within the police. How does this work? Paradoxically, so many join the police force with high ideals. But in Mexico, salaries are so pathetic, cops are ill-equipped, so psychologically it’s very tough for them to resist people’s hatred and the pressures of money.

How did the idea of the three time periods, the three World Cups come to you?

I like a movie to be both entertaining and complex. I wanted the audience to be swept away but also to leave thinking about it after they left the theatre. Therefore, I needed an elaborate form in order to take the spectators off-track. The soccer World Cup is a universal event with momentum, it creates maximum stress and commotion. Since I had three story lines--the cop, the hostage, the wife of the hostage--I needed three events to set a rhythm for all this, what better than a World Cup? When you add fear and football to the mix it can really raise the adrenaline levels.

The first time period, in 2002: The police

The character, Lupe, is an idealist who has his convictions, but finds himself embroiled in corruption that is way beyond his control. Through him, we discover how the system works and how one can be swayed. Generally, in kidnapping cases, we realize that the police are always getting mixed up in corruption.

We filmed this sequence first. It was the most complicated because it required the most sets. We spent the first day filming in the Fortress, a labyrinth of little streets which can only be accessed by foot. In the center, there’s an old church and a football pitch.

Before filming, Tenoch Huerta (who plays Lupe) went undercover to police academy for four months. He didn’t tell his colleagues until graduation day. During their training, his patrol took part in an operation there, which was included in an earlier cut of the film. There, he wasn’t acting, he was really in the thick of it. I love this actor and I hope that this role opens up some doors for him.

2006: The hostage

I had noticed Carlos Bardem in La Zona. He was the first Spanish actor who was completely believable as a Mexican. He’s usually cast as the villain, but I thought that he had really beautiful facial expressions. It’s a tricky part. His face is hidden, he’s tied up, and he’s immobile. We shot his scenes in a two weeks; it’s the last segment we filmed last. Kristyan (who plays Iguana) is marvelous. He was only 14 years old but he made me understand that I had to choose a younger actor to play Iguana than I had originally intended, in order for it to be more realistic. This was his first movie role. I think he is incredible, tender and strong.

2010: The hostage’s wife

I wanted to show that family stories, whether you are rich or poor, are never simple. Susana (Dolores Heredia) is an intelligent and cultured woman who lives in an artistic and privileged world. Her husband’s kidnapping is a rude awakening. She discovers her life was smoke and mirrors that her husband had lied to her about almost everything. But she saves him in the end, and she’s the one who will come out stronger from the ordeal.

I have always respected Dolores Heredia as an actress. She was perfect for this part, both attractive and dangerous. She shows how women are the strength of a family. Dolores put her heart and soul into the character.

How long did the shoot last?

There were several interruptions, but in all, it took 9 ½ weeks in total. We shot with two cameras, one that I held because I wanted to be in the middle the action. I told the crew, “Follow the actors, whatever their moves, I want to film 360 ˚. So please leave no marks on the ground or projectors in their field of vision.” They’ve been heroic.

In each period, there’s a different visual style and music composer...

The idea was to cue the audience that they were wading through three distinct storylines, three distinct time periods, but on a subliminal level. It’s not filmed the same way. The format of the image changes. The music has a different style. They are all clues. They’re there if the spectator wants to notice them; if s/he doesn’t, it doesn’t matter. Everything becomes clear in the end.

In 2002 the style is more on edge, the music is more brutal, and the light is harsher expressing heat, tension and violence.

In 2006 the light is very dim, tension is in the air, not so much in the camera movement. It’s a war of nerves. The atmosphere is more raw, more realistic.

In 2010 Susana is filmed in a fragments, with reflections. It’s the most stylized. We only filmed her face, simply, towards the end, when she finally takes control of her life. The music is softer, wider, it expresses expectations.

At the end, in each segment, all the preconceived notions we could have had at the beginning--about who the good or the bad guys are—are dissolved. None of the characters belong in the pigeon holes we had projected upon them at the beginning.

Who are the three composers?

For the 2002 period, I worked with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. I loved their work for The Proposition and The Assassination of Jesse James. They created music that superbly integrates sounds, noises, urban and animal backgrounds, that only they knew how to create.

For the 2006 segment, I was lucky enough to have met Atticus Ross before he won the Oscar® for the The Social Network score. He worked on the feeling of fear, something more primal and visceral.

For the 2010 segment, I was able to collaborate with the Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi, who worked on one of my favorite films, In the Mood for Love. He’s a marvelous man and his music was the quietest and most sophisticated of the three.

And in order to weave the three together, there are three versions of the same song, the universally known Gershwin tune, ‘Summertime’, sung by three different women: Nina Simone, Janis Joplin and Scarlett Johansson, singing vocals in a cover by Massive Attack.

Much of the post-production was done with a French team and your film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in competition. Where does your ties to France come from?

I have French roots on my father’s side which go back several generations. But it’s mostly my mother who adores French culture. She’s the one who decided that I should go to the French lycée (a high school for French expatriates originally) in Mexico. I’ve been speaking French ever since. It’s my second home.

For this film, I found my theme, the strength to go through it and the people who believe in me in Mexico. In France, I found the other half of the equation; an incredible family, a team that helped me bring my ideas to life: a French editor, a French sound mixer, French co-producer and a French colorist.

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