La Mala Noche

DANA, a smart and beautiful woman resorts to prostitution to make a living. She must deliver most of her income to a mafia boss, who protects and exploits her. She's good at what she does, a job she landed by mistake, out of love. Perhaps, if she behaves well enough, she might get her freedom, but her daughter's illness and addiction to a pharmaceutical drug will prevent her from reaching her goals.
An unexpected incident will give her the opportunity to break free from her captor and seek justice with her own hands.

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Gabriela Calvache




Director: Gabriela Calvache
Executive Producer: Daniela Fuentes Moncada, Gabriela Calvache, Geminiano Pineda
Producer: Geminiano Pineda, Gabriela Calvache
Screenwriter: Gabriela Calvache
Cinematographer: Gris Jordana
Editor: Andrea Chignoli, Amaia Merino
Production Designer: Roberto Frisone
Sound Designer: Gabriel Reyna
Music: Quincas Moreira
Principal Cast: Nöelle Schönwald, Cristian Mercado, Jaime Tamariz, Ariana Freire, Diego Mignone, Gonzalo Gonzalo, Christian Cabrera, Javier Ordóñez
Additional Credits: Associate Producer: David Ruf, Associate Producer: Hernán Barahona, Associate Producer: Mauricio T. Valle, Direct Sound: Juan José Luzuriaga, Make Up : Lucy Da Silva


Public Film Contact
Gabriela Calvache
Cineática Films
Publicity Contact
Carlos Gutierrez
+1 (646) 271-1792
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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Screening Section: Global
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: Ecuador, Mexico
Language: Spanish
Runtime: 94:25 mins