An entire city has lost its voice. Mr. TV, the owner of the city’s only television channel, is carrying out a sinister, secret plan to subject all of the city’s inhabitants to his will forever more.
In the middle of a long, harsh winter, a whole city has been left without a voice. Mr. TV, a wicked, ruthless man, is the sole owner of the images that illustrate and breathe life into the city, as well as of an extensive chain of products that bear his personal seal. He is implementing a sinister, secret plan to subjugate all of the souls who live there forever more. In order to build his monopoly, he has financed the creation of a dangerous machine that broadcasts on all TV screens hypnotic images designed to stimulate compulsive consumption of his products. This strange machine can only work with the singing of a certain voice, so Mr. TV orders the kidnapping of The Voice, a beautiful, beguiling woman, the only person to have mysteriously retained the gift of speech. An employee of the channel, The Inventor, witnesses the kidnapping and discovers that Mr. TV’s secret plan can only be thwarted if the kidnapped woman’s son inherits the gift of speech. That is when he decides to flee with his family and the boy, the son of The Voice, to an old aerial up in the mountains in an attempt to forestall the impending tragedy. With time running out, The Inventor manages to repair the old aerial. But moments before the macabre broadcast is to take place, they are discovered by Mr. TV’s henchmen. A fierce struggle ensues that will lead to the revelation of a great mystery.
Esteban Sapir studied at the Argentine National Film Institute (Instituto Nacional de Cine de la Argentina). He has had a successful career as a Director of Photography (including LA VIDA SEGUN MURIEL, for which he won Best Director of Photography, Cóndor de Plata 1998, CRISANTEMO 5 ESQUINAS, TESORO MIO, and NADADOR INMOVIL), and worked for three years with leading advertising film directors including Pucho Mentasti, Lucho Bender, and Marcelo Schejtman. He directed his first feature film, PICADO FINO, in 1994, which won a Special Mention at the 1997 Berlin International Festival, a FIPRESCI Special Mention at the 1998 Habana International Festival, the Critics’ Award at the 1997 Montreal International Festival of New Cinema, and Best Experimental Film at the 1998 Montevideo International Festival. In 1999, he teamed up with producers Gonzalo Agulla and José Arnal to found ladobleA Productions, which has now produced over 250 commercials, music videos and short films for advertising agencies and companies from Argentina and abroad. In 2003, he directed a documentary about the singer Shakira for SONY Music International, which consisted of two concerts, one in Rotterdam and one in Buenos Aires, filmed using thirteen 35mm cameras, and following the artist around a 25-city tour through Latin America, the USA and Europe.
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