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The Mayor
Director:Emiliano Altuna, Carlos Rossini, Diego Osorno
Screenplay: Emiliano Altuna, Carlos F. Rossini, Diego Osorno
Photography: Carlos F. Rossini
Sdition: Pedro G. García
Sound: Daniel Hidalgo
Music: Daniel Hidalgo
Executive producers: Emiliano Altuna y Carlos F. Rossini
Production: Bambú audiovisual e IMCINE FOPROCINE

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El alcalde (The Mayor )

Emiliano Altuna, Carlos Rossini, Diego Osorno
80' / 2012 / Mexico
Web: http://www.elalcalde.mx/category/el-alcalde/
English subtitled

Audience vote 8.03

In Mexico the murder of municipal mayors is a common practice in the fight to control territories by the drug cartels. Our documentary tells the story of Mauricio, who presents himself as a polemical Mayor that takes justice by his own hand in the wealthiest and safest municipality in Latin America. “The Mayor” analyzes the complex plot that is weaved between the exercise of power and modern politics immersed in a stage plagued with violence, strong economic interests and a blunt discredit of the political class.

Main Festivals & Awards

Mejor documental / Best documentary - International Cartagena de Indias Festival.
Mejor documental / Best Documentary - Festival de Cine de Baja (premio compartido / shared award)

Director's Biography

Emiliano Altuna (Argentina, 1978) graduated with a mayor in Film from ESCAC in Barcelona, Spain. In Mexico he directed 2 feature-length documentaries Seguir Siendo (2005) & El Ciruelo (2008).

Diego Osorno (Mexico, 1980) is a journalist graduated from the University of Nuevo León with a postgraduate degree in Information and War in the Complutense University, Madrid.

Carlos Rossini (Argentina, 1976) studied Cinema in Mexico where he works as a director and cinematographer. In 2008 he directed the feature-length documentary El Ciruelo.


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