After a sudden blackout in the prison, Tila’s dead body hangs before the eyes of some surprised guards. A journalist becomes obsessed with shedding light on one of the most macabre and sordid stories ever recorded on Chilean police history.
In the Eighties, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer paralyzed the whole world with its raw depiction of a bloodthirsty psychopath. Decades later, the echoes of John McNaughton’s film sound in El Tila: Fragmentos de un psicópata, a story about a homicide with a troubled past. Security cameras record his last days: he lives in discomfort with himself and others, almost like a death rattle. His past filters through his writings and a journalist will try to reveal them. Repellent and brutal, El Tila avoids overstressing and loud elements while building a dry yet very uncomfortable story. Going against classic storytelling, the view that guides the story here is not the victim’s, but the killer’s. In a nutshell: psycho killers in real life. HP
D, G: Alejandro Torres Contreras F: Vicente Mayo León E: Martín Bohte DA: Sebastián Accorsi M: Roberto Torres P: Felipe Morales CP: Cinepsis, Escuela de Cine de Chile I: Nicolás Zárate, Trinidad González, Daniela Ramírez, Daniel Alcaíno, Rodrigo Soto
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He studied arts at the University of Chile and filmmaking at the Chile Film School.He co-founded the production company Cinepsisand directed several short films, including Los anteojos, Ismael Hernández, Epifanía and El duende verde. El Tila: Fragmentos de un psicópata is his first feature-length film.