All Your Dead Ones

Carlos Moreno

Absurdist and imaginative Colombian tragicomedy. One morning squinting farmer Salvador finds a pile of dead bodies in his cornfield. In panic, Salvador cycles to the village to warn the authorities. But no one seems to be interested in his story on what happens to be Election Day.

Ordinary farmer Salvador’s daily routine is cruelly disrupted when he discovers that someone dumped a pile of dead bodies in his field. Aghast, Salvador goes to the village to report the massacre. There, the mayor and police lieutenant turn a blind eye to the dead bodies, the story of which could jeopardize the elections. Fearful of unleashing a public scandal, they do everything in their power to cover up the murders. Meanwhile, the burning sun, buzzing mosquitoes, ringing telephones and a tenacious human rights organization make it difficult for them to stifle the affair.

In Todos tus muertos, director Carlos Moreno highlights a society that has lost the ability to feel pain and compassion for other people. The comedy, which is considered politically incorrect by many Colombians, uses sharp sarcasm to condemn the civil war. Todos tus muertos is Moreno’s second movie, after making his debut with Perro come perro, which was nominated for a Goya Award. 

Credits

Subtitles
EN
Director
Carlos Moreno
Country
Colombia
Type
Fiction
Duration
90 minutes
Themes
courts & tribunals, transitional justice, crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, discrimination & racism, freedom of speech, association etc., journalism, media & propaganda, military, armies, police & security forces, political killings & disappearances, politics & democracy
Year
2011