Trailer for Dust on the Tongue (Tierra en la lengua).

If my grandpa had asked me to kill him, I would have done it gladly, even if he hadn’t been so sick. Unfortunately, he died before I could get around to it. A wonderful legend and a hateful monster, not even his kidnapping at the end of the 90's could tame him. His power, madness and bitterness continue to seep into our family, myself included. This film is a hypothetical trip with him, in which he asks two of his grandchildren to kill him because he wants to die by the hand of someone who bears his own blood. But, during those days on the road, and at his farm in the middle of the apocalyptic and primitive beauty of Colombia’s Eastern Plains, engulfed by the harsh landscapes and the old man’s wildness, his grandchildren slowly discover his past and realize that to kill him would be to reward him, and prefer instead to prolong his agony as long as they can; just like he did to us. The old man fights for his right to die on his own terms, while his grandchildren challenge him with all they are learning, and try to keep him from escaping the humiliating punishment of pain, but also to savor a little of our eternal gratitude for the bizarre nature of his mystery.

1 min 57 sec


Posted On
June 17, 2014
Rubén Mendoza

Rubén Mendoza


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