A remote military outpost in Patagonia, 1882, the “Desert Conquest” war – a heroic term for the genocidal campaign against the region’s native population. Captain Gunnar Dinesen (played by Viggo Mortensen) came from Denmark with his 15-year-old daughter Ingeborg to supervise engineering work with the Argentine army. Being the only woman in the region, Ingeborg causes a commotion among the men. She falls in love with a young soldier, and one night they secretly elope together. When Captain Densen wakes up and realizes what has happened, he decides to risk entering enemy territory to find the young couple. Jauja is the story of a man’s desperate search for his daughter. A lonely journey that leads us to a place beyond time, a place where the past has disappeared and the future has no meaning. The film took part in the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 and won the critic’s prize.


Producer: Viggo Mortensen, Ilse Hughan, Andy Kleinman | Script: Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas | Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, Esteban Bigliardi | Camera: Timo Salminen | Editing: Gonzalo del Val, Natalia López | Music: Viggo Mortensen

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