The South

Synopsis: Jussi, a career criminal, gets doublecrossed by his girlfriend after robbing a jewelry store. Twelve years later he's married with 2 children and working as a dentist. On his family vacation to Spain his past comes to haunt him as he runs in with the woman who betrayed him all those years ago.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
85 min
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El Sur

(The South)

Fall 1957

(Dog barks)



Casilda! Casilda!

What's wrong, miss?

My husband is gone!

And Sinbad won't stop barking.



(dials phone)

Provincial Hospital?

Is Dr. Arenas there?

This is his wife calling.

Miss! Estrella's bicycle is gone!

No, I just wanted to know

if he spent the night there.

Do you know where he could be?


If he arrives, please tell him

to call home right away.

Yes, it's very urgent.

Yes. His wife.

Thank you very much.

That day at sunrise,

when I found his pendulum under my pillow

I felt I knew

that everything had changed,

that he would never come back home.


A girl.

Are you sure?

I'm sure.

What will she be called?


They told me that my father divined

that I would be a little girl

Its the first thing about him that comes to mind

an intense image, that in reality

I had only invented.

Want some?


I kept growing while we moved around from place to place

My father looked for a full-time job.

He found it in the north,

in a city surrounded by walls

on the banks of a river.

We lived in the outskirts

in a rented house

"The Seagull. "

It was in the no-man's land

between the countryside and the city

next to a road my Dad used to call "The Border".

We'll follow the same treatment, ok?

Yes, yes.

Come on, Agustin, when do I get out of here?

I'm sick of this, man

I have to be home.

Very soon, very soon.

But you have to do what Sol Lucia tells you, ok?

And relax. Relax.

(motorcycle approaches)

Will you give me a ride?

Isn't it a bit late?

Noo. C'mon, just one.


C'mon, get on.

Faster, faster!

Sure, sure.


Less noise!

Your father's upstairs.

How was I supposed to know?

If you bother him,

he can't do his experiments.

(floorboards creak)

(ball bounces noisily)

Estrella! What..

What did I tell you before?

It dropped.

Hey Mom,

Why doesn't Dad want anyone

to come into the attic?

Because all the power

he keeps in there

would escape.

I see.

That's why he locks the door?

If he lost that power,

he couldn't do any of what he does.

Where does he get it from?

From nowhere.

It's just something he has.

He's always had it?


since he was born.

And I?

Could I have it too?

I don't know...

you're his daughter...

yes, perhaps.

Would you like that?

Very much!


now its bedtime.

Good night, darling.

Good night, Mom.

The first thing you have to learn

is how to hold the pendulum.

Take it.

Don't press your fingers too much.


Ahh yes,

that's the way.


close your eyes a little

without thinking about anything

No, no

Don't grip the chain so tight

Let it stay loose

That's it


you do it.

Don't think about anything



Slow, thats it

thats it

very good.

Your mind completely empty.

Very good.

Dad! Its spinning!


Stop there!

Its spinning!

Now he's found it.

Now he's going to check the depth.

(coins clink)

Go ahead and count them.

Well, Don Agustin, has it appeared?

Yes, the water's here.

(one, two, three...)

And how far down do we have to dig?


Each coin counts as a meter


The total equals the depth you have to dig.


(... seven,eight.)

And how many coins are there?


Eight meters. Thats what you have to excavate.

Well, okay, now we know what to do.

That's easy, not too deep.

My father was capable of doing things

that others saw as almost miracles

but to me

being a part of him,

they seemed the most normal things in the world.

My mother was one of the schoolteachers

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