Mundo Grúa

Mundo Grúa

Infobox Film
name = Mundo grúa

image_size =
caption = Italian Theatrical Poster
director = Pablo Trapero
producer = Lita Stantic Pablo Trapero
writer = Pablo Trapero
narrator =
starring = Luis Margani Adriana Aizemberg Daniel Valenzuela
music = Francisco Canaro
cinematography = Cobi Migliora
editing = Nicolás Goldbart
distributor = Cinema Tropical INCAA Lita Stantic Producciones
released = June 17, 1999
runtime = 90 minutes
country = Argentina
language = Spanish
budget =
website =
amg_id = 1:181829
imdb_id = 0213905

"Mundo grúa" (English: "Crane World") (1999) is an Argentine film, written and directed by Pablo Trapero. The film was produced by Lita Stantic and Pablo Trapero. It features Luis Margani, Adriana Aizemberg, Daniel Valenzuela, among others. [ [ "Mundo grúa"] at the Internet Movie Database.]

The movie was partly funded by Argentina's INCAA.

The picture is about working class life in Argentina that's gritty (filmed in sepia, black and white). The film follows the fortunes in the life of Rulo, an unemployed suburban man, who tries to earn a living as a crane operator in Buenos Aires.


The film tells of Rulo (Luis Margani), a moderately successful musician in the 1970s.

Today he's divorced and an unemployed forty-something day-laborer living in Buenos Aires in the late 1990s. He's anxious for whatever work he can find. He lives with his son who's also musically inclined, and his mother (Graciana Chironi).

His best friend Torres (Daniel Valenzuela), who has connections in the Argentine construction industry, finds him work as a large crane operator.

Rulo is dating Adriana (Adriana Aizemberg), who runs a sandwich shop.

He lands a job as an excavating machine operator in distant Patagonia. The workers live in a remote farmhouse and the relationship between management and labor is difficult.

One day the workers are not fed during lunch so they refuse to work until they eat. Rulo soon discovers that making a fresh start at a late age proves to be harder than he first thought.



Pablo Trapero, in neo-realist fashion, used extras and bit players when he filmed.


* Luis Margani as Rulo
* Adriana Aizemberg as Adriana
* Daniel Valenzuela as Torres
* Rolly Serrano as Walter
* Graciana Chironi as Rulo's mother
* Federico Esquerro as Claudio
* Alejandro Zucco as Zucco
* Alfonso Rementería


The film opened in Argentina on June 17, 1999. Later it was presented at the Toronto Film Festival on September 17, 1999.

The picture was screened at various film festivals, including: the Sundance Film Festival, Colorado, USA; the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands; the Fribourg Film Festival, Switzerland; the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Argentina; the New Directors/New Films, New York; and others.

Critical reception

Film critic Stephen Holden, film critic for "The New York Times", liked the look and tone of the film and wrote, " [the picture] is a stylistic throwback to 1940s Italian neo-realism. The movie's grainy, sepia-toned cinematography and low-key naturalistic performances by a cast of nonprofessionals enhance its slice-of-life authenticity." [ [ Holden, Stephen] . "The New York Times," "An Unemployed Guy Who Won't Follow Doctor's Orders," April 3, 2000.]

Film critic Diego Lerer, a member of FIPRESCI, wrote an extensive essay about director Pablo Trapero's cinema films. He reviewed "Mundo grúa" favorably and believes Trapero's film is advancing the "New Argentina Cinema Wave" and his films continues to break away from the older Argentine storytelling. He wrote, "Trapero's film dared to break even freer from the classic narrative models. Even though the film has a story, and one that advances with utter efficiency, "Crane World" respects the characters' internal rhythm like none of the other films by young Argentines had done so far...In Trapero's film, the scenes are developed in all their length." [ [ Lerer, Lerer] . FIPRESCI, "Cinemas of the South: Pablo Trapero: Family Pictures," 2006.]


* Venice Film Festival: 'Cult Network Italia' Prize; Anicaflash Prize; both for Pablo Trapero; 1999.
* Havana Film Festival: Special Jury Prize; Pablo Trapero; 1999.
* Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema: Best Actor, Luis Margani; Best Director and OCIC Special Award, Pablo Trapero; 1999.
* Fribourg International Film Festival: Don Quixote Award; Ecumenical Jury Award; FIPRESCI Prize, For a first feature film offering a direct and truthful look at a personal strive for a decent life and solidarity; SAA Script Award; all for Pablo Trapero; 2000.
* Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Silver Condor; Best First Film, Pablo Trapero; Best New Actor, Luis Margani; Best Supporting Actress, Adriana Aizemberg; 2000.
* Rotterdam International Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize Tiger Competition, Pablo Trapero, For the sober and coherent realism with which it portrays the main character's humanity; Tiger Award, Pablo Trapero; 2000.
* Toulouse Latin America Film Festival: Grand Prix, Pablo Trapero; 2000.

* Valladolid International Film Festival: Golden Spike, Pablo Trapero; 1999.
* Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema: Best Film, Pablo Trapero; 1999.
* Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Silver Condor, Best Director, Pablo Trapero; Best Film; Best Orogonal Screenplay, Pablo Trapero; 2000.
* Goya Awards: Goya, Best Spanish Language Foreign Film, Pablo Trapero, Argentina; 2000.


External links

* [ "Mundo grúa"] at the sp icon.
* [ "Mundo grúa"] review at "Cineismo" by Guillermo Ravaschino sp icon.
* [ "Mundo grúa"] review at "La Butaca" by Ismael Alonso sp icon.

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