Fabula (Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Rocío Jadue)
Spanish, English, French
Jaime Vadell, Gloria Münchmeyer, Alfredo Castro, Paula Luchsinger
Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín
Juan Carlos Maldonado
Juan Cristóbal Hurtado
El Conde is a dark comedy/horror that imagines a parallel universe inspired by the recent history of Chile. The film portrays Augusto Pinochet, a symbol of world fascism, as a vampire who lives hidden in a ruined mansion in the cold southern tip of the continent. Feeding his appetite for evil to sustain his existence. After two hundred and fifty years of life, Pinochet has decided to stop drinking blood and abandon the privilege of eternal life. He can no longer bear that the world remembers him as a thief. Despite the disappointing and opportunistic nature of his family, he finds new inspiration to continue living a life of vital and counterrevolutionary passion through an unexpected relationship.
I have spent years imagining Pinochet as a vampire, as a being that never stops circulating through history, both in our imagination and nightmares. Vampires do not die, they do not disappear, nor do the crimes and thefts of a dictator who never faced true justice. Together with my collaborators on the film, we wanted to show the brutal impunity that Pinochet represents. Showing him head on for the first time so the world can feel his true nature: see his face, smell his scent. For that, we have used the language of satire and political farce, where the General suffers an existential crisis and must decide if it is worth continuing his life as a vampire, drinking the blood of his victims, and punishing the world with his eternal evil. An allegorical reminder of why history needs to repeat itself in order to remind us of how dangerous things can become.
PRODUCTION 1: Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Rocío Jadue – Fabula
Enrique Foster Sur, 356
7550307 – Santiago, Chile
WORLD SALES: Cai Mason – Netflix
ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Cai Mason – Netflix
PRESS OFFICE: Netflix
ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Federica De Sanctis – Netflix