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El limpiador / The Cleaner

A film by Adrián Saba

Peru, Drama, 2012
95 min, RED, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


In the midst of a mysterious epidemic, Eusebio (Victor Prada), a depressed and isolated man, cleans up the detritus left behind by the dying. He finds a boy, Joaquin (Adrian Du Bois), hiding out in an apartment, and brings him home until he can find his aunt. Eusebio makes eyeholes in a cardboard box, and convinces a frightened Joaquin that if he wears it, it will protect him. A tentative trust and caring gradually builds between the two; Eusebio is quietly transformed as the epidemic rages on. The film shows restraint in letting the relationship unfold between two guarded souls, incorporating dry comedic touches and artfully composed long takes. EL LIMPIADOR enjoyed a world premiere at the San Sebastián International Film Festival where it won the Jury’s Special Mention, and was Peru’s official entry to the Academy Awards for 2014.

Austin Premiere


About the director

Adrian saba Adrián Saba (1988) studied film at Hofstra University in New York on a Fulbright scholarship. He completed his studies in May 2010 with his thesis film THE RIVER, which screened at various film festivals worldwide. In February 2011, Adrián founded the production company Flamingo Films. Adrián is currently developing his next film and was part of the Cannes Cinefondation Residence program for the first session of 2013.


Producer: Carolina Denegri, Adrián Saba
Production Companies: La Gris Films, Flamingo Films
Screenwriter: Adrián Saba
Cinematographer: Cesar Fe
Editor: Justin Beach
Sound Design: Percy Soto
Music: Karin Zielinski
Cast: Victor Prada, Adrian Du Bois

Print Source: Xavier Henry-Rashid – Film Republic, Info@filmrepublic.biz



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