Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Metal & Melancholy is a middle class portrait of the city of Lima and the situation society was living in the early Nineties: years of extreme crisis, hyperinflation, and political violence. In this context, Honigmann finds a way to depict the complexity of those days with great simplicity. The director wanders through the streets of Lima on the back seat of different cabs, with a camera man and sound tech, while conversing with unemployed professionals, retired police officers, actors with lots of free time –people who, due to the country’s overall crisis, were forced to get in their cars and out to the streets with a sticker that reads taxi in the windshield, seeking an extra (or only) income for their homes. The stripped-down research and her domain of the art of conversation allow us to appreciate what is possibly the finest portrait of the city of Lima and its citizens. It’s a sweet-and-sour portrait that combines illusion and the innocence and hope for better times with the irrational hardness needed to survive the harshness of everyday life. 

Título original: Metaal & melancholie
English title: Metal & Melancholy
Year: 1993
Format: DM
Color: Color
Minutes: 80
Seconds: 0

D: Heddy Honigmann

G: Peter Delpeut, Heddy Honigmann

F: Stef Tijdink
E: Danniel Danniel, Jan Hendriks

S: Piotr van Dijk

P: Suzanne van Voorst
CP: Ariel Film Productions, Inca Film


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