Series: Im Bann der Pferde



A film by Thomas Wartmann
© 2009 / 43 min (German+French) and 52 min (English) / Digi Beta / 16:9 / Stereo

No other country brings so many foals into the world, no other country exports as many horses and nowhere else in the world is there such a rich and diverse horse culture as in Argentina. The film, which is part of the series "Under the Spell of Horses", gives the viewer a glimpse of three very different worlds: the gauchos in the pampa, the exclusive polo scene and the daily fight for survival of the "Cartoneros", the rubbish collectors in the gigantic city of Buenos Aires.

Director Thomas Wartmann tells a personal story from each of these worlds, and all of them end with a small dream coming true.



Written and directed by Thomas Wartmann
Camera: Stefan Schindler
Editing: Verena Schönauer
Sound: Harald Schmid
Sound mix: Tomas Bastian
Music: Nils Kacirek
Consultant: Stefan Schomann
Production manager: Silvina Márquez, Mathilde Michanie, Marilu Varsky
Line producer: Markus Breimaier
Producer: Thomas Wartmann
Commissioning editor: Ulrike Becker, SWR

A coproduction of Filmquadrat.dok GmbH & Südwestrundfunk
in collaboration with ARTE.

Supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.


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