• Alejandro Landes
  • Colombia, The Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Sweden
  • 2019
  • 102'

On a remote mountaintop, eight children with guns keep close watch on an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson – I, Tonya, August: Osage County) and cow Shakira. The young commandos belong to a shadowy force known as The Organisation. During the day, they engage in military exercises and at night indulge in youthful hedonism. But when their cow is killed during battle, their frolicking is over. Artfully blending war drama and thriller, Monos is an unsettling hallucinatory vision of the chaos and absurdities of war from an adolescent’s perspective, drawing comparisons to Apocalypse Now. Mica Levi, better known as Micachu (Under the Skin, Jackie) composed the soundtrack, while the film premiered at Sundance and was Colombia’s Oscar candidate.

Subtitles: HR, EN

Alejandro Landes

Born in Brazil, grew up in Ecuador and Colombia. His documentary Cocalero (2007) screened at Sundance and was released theatrically in over 20 countries. His debut feature film Porfirio (2011) premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, going on to screen and win prizes at many international film festivals.


Alejandro Landes
Alejandro Landes, Alexis Dos Santos
Julianne Nicholson, Sofía Buenaventura, Julián Giraldo, Karen Quintero, Laura Castrillón, Deiby Rueda, Paul Cubides, Sneider Castro, Moisés Arias, Wilson Salazar
Jasper Wolf
Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Ted Guard, Santiago Otheguy
Alejandro Landes, Fernando Epstein, Santiago Zapata, Cristina Landes, Leontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Nicolás Avruj, Diego Lerman, Katrin Pors, Anthony Muir, Agustina Chiarino, Christoph Friedel
Stela Cine, Lemming Film, Campo Cine, Pandora, SnowGlobe, Film i Vast, Mutante Cine, Pando Producciones, Bord Cadre Films, EFD Colombia
Festivals & Awards
Sundance Film Festival 2019; Berlinale 2019; San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival 2019; Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival 2019

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