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1 hrs, 48 mins
Viggo Mortensen, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, Diego Roman, Ghita Nørby, Mariano Arce, Misael Saavedra, Adrián Fondari
Lisandro Alonso

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This astonishingly beautiful and mysterious period Western is set at a remote military outpost in Patagonia, 1882, during the so-called “Conquest of the Desert,” a genocidal campaign against the aboriginal population of the region. Acts of savagery abound on all sides. Into this maelstrom arrives Captain Gunnar Dinesen (Viggo Mortensen), who has come from Denmark with Ingeborg (Viilbjørk Malling Agger), his 15-year-old daughter, to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. Being the only female in the area, Ingeborg creates quite a stir among the men. She falls in love with a young soldier, and one night they run away together. When he wakes up the Captain realizes what has happened and decides to venture into enemy territory to find the young couple. Jauja is the story of a man’s desperate search for his daughter, a solitary quest that takes us to a place beyond time, where the past vanishes and the future has no meaning. Directed and co-written by Lisandro Alonso (Liverpool), who is associated with the New Argentine Cinema movement and was named Film Society of Lincoln Center 2014 Filmmaker in Residence. (Fully subtitled)

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