Release date:March 20, 2015
Screenwriters:Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas
Starring:Ghita Nørby, Viggo Mortensen, Diego Roman
The strange odyssey of a 19th-century Danish captain who becomes lost in the Argentinian desert.
Patagonia, 1882: In a remote military outpost, during the so-called Conquest of the Desert, a genocidal campaign is being waged against the indigenous population of the region. Acts of savagery abound on all sides. Captain Gunnar Dinesen has come from Denmark with his 15-year-old daughter, Ingeborg, to take an engineering job with the Argentinian army. Being the only female in the area, Ingeborg creates quite a stir among the men. She falls in love with a young soldier, and one night they run away together. When he wakes up, Captain Dinesen realizes what has happened and decides to venture into enemy territory to find the young couple.
A film of astonishing beauty and haunting power, "Jauja" is the story of a man's desperate search for his daughter, a solitary quest that takes us to a place beyond time, where the past vanishes and the future has no meaning.