Director Santiago Mitre

Production year 2015

Length 103min.

Country Argentina/Brazil/France


Paulina is a young lawyer with a promising career in Buenos Aires, who chooses to go back to her home town. Her father, Fernando, is a well known judge. Against his will, Paulina decides to teach in a suburban high school as part of an inclusion program. One night, after the second week working there, she's brutally assaulted by a gang. With the disapproval of the people around her, she decides to go back to work, in the neighborhood where she was attacked, without realizing that her attackers may be even closer than she thought.


Santiago Mitre
Santiago Mitre



Giselle Lozano


Eduardo Borrás, Mariano Llinás, Santiago Mitre, Daniel Tinayre

Director of Photography

Gustavo Biazzi

Production designer

Micaela Saiegh

Music by

Nicolás Varchausky


Federico Esquerro


Leandro Aste, Delfina Castagnino, Joana Collier


Dolores Fonzi, Oscar Martínez, Esteban Lamothe, Cristian Salguero.

Production company(ies)

Unión de los Ríos, La Lita Stantic Producciones Televisión Federal VideoFilmes

Santiago Mitre

Born in Buenos Aires. In 2004, he co-directed with Alejandro Fadel, Martin Mauregui, and Juan Schnitman, Love (Part One), a feature that was presented at BAFICI and Settimana Internazionale della Critica in Venice, among other festivals. He wrote three features films for Pablo Trapero: Leonera (Cannes Competition – 2008), Carancho (Un Certain Regard – 2010) and Elefante Blanco (Un Certain Regard – 2012). He also wrote together with Israel Caetano, Damián Szifron and Walter Salles. In 2011, he co-produced his first feature film as a writer and director, El Estudiante. The film received numerous awards such as Locarno’s Special Jury Prize/Cineasti del Presente, Best Film in Gijón and Cartagena, FIPRESCI Best Argentinean Film 2011. His second feature film as a writer and director Paulina, premiered internationally at La Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2015.


El escondite (2002, short), Love (Part One) (2005), The Student (2011), Los posibles (2013), Paulina (2015), The Summit (2017).

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