"A rigorous character study shot from the p.o.v. of a minister's trusted bodyguard, "El Custodio" takes the high road
of Argentine minimalism…" – Variety
As a bodyguard for a high profile politician, Ruben is reduced to a mere shadow of a man: every action in his life is
regulated by a series of mundane routines, and everywhere his boss goes he must follow, watching but never speaking.
Resigned to his invisibility, his life is a series of days without meaning, punctuated only by visits to a prostitute, in
this compelling chronicle by first-time director Rodrigo Moreno of a man without any true identity or connection to the
world in which he lives.
"El Custodio tells us about two worlds: the Minister’s and Ruben’s. The first: His silent, monochromatic and aseptic
job and the second world is private and intimate, where chaos replaces moderation. Both hemispheres are part of Ruben’s
internal conflict, and they develop side by side throughout the film. I wanted the spectator to be affected by this
tension. Only towards the end do these two worlds come together, causing a short circuit where everything
explodes." – Director Rodrigo Moreno
Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9: Friday, September 26th at 2:15pm