Original name: Cabros de Mierda
English name: Damn Kids
Run time: 95'
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Director: Gonzalo Justiniano
Producer: Jorge Infante, Gonzalo Justiniano
Cast: Nathalia Aragonese, Daniel Contesse, Elias Collado, Corina Posada de Gregorio
Screenplay: Gonzalo Justiniano
Cinematographer: Miguel Littin-Menz
Editor: Carolina Quevedo, Gonzalo Justiniano
Sound Designer: Cristian Arias, Francisco Mena
Music Composer: Miranda, Tobar
Production Designer: Carlos Garrido
Production Company: Sahara Films Producciones
World Sales: Cinema Management Group
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Gonzalo Justiniano was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1955. In 1976 he went to study film direction at the University of Paris and the École nationalesupérieure Louis-Lumière. In 1983, he returned to Chile and documented the effects of the ten-year coup d'état for French television. Without permission from the dictatorship, key footage was generated of village life and the struggle of Chileans that led to democracy. The Sons of The Cold War (1986) was his first feature film. His subsequent received various prizes at festivals around the world. Damn Kidsis based on Justiniano’s own experiences.
In 1983, a woman fights for democracy in Chile under the regime of vicious dictator General Pinochet. Gladys, known as “The French Girl”, is a young Chilean woman, attractive and courageous, living in a working-classneighbourhood of Santiago. To earn money, Gladys takes in a young and innocent North American missionary named Samuel. Samuel’s mission is to spread the good word and document with his camera the people’s struggle to make ends meet in the corrupt system. But he soon also captures the senseless murders orchestrated by the government and the first massive protestsagainstPinochet. Will Gladys and Samuel unite and bring a change?