Disney+ subscribers in Latin America have a brand new revenge thriller to look forward to, as Variety has revealed that Disney has picked up the Latin American rights to the upcoming film, “Una jirafa en el balcón”, which stars Andrea Frigerio (“Rojo,” “The Distinguished Citizen”) and Spain’s Diana Gómez (“Money Heist,” “Valeria”), Artur Busquets (“Saben aquel,” “La Mesías”) and “Mudar la piel’s” Mingo Rafols.
The film is about a retired woman living in Barcelona since 1978 who was forced into exile from Argentina after the military dictatorship ruling the country for those years tried to kidnap her and make her disappear. Pregnant with her only daughter Valeria (Gómez), who is now 36, she managed to flee to Spain.
40 years later, at her home in Barcelona, Lidia receives a summons from the Argentine Department of Justice to testify in the trial for the kidnapping and subsequent disappearance of Óscar Medina, then her partner and Valeria’s father.
Valeria doesn’t understand her mother’s being reluctant to travel to Argentina. She thinks it’s time to reclaim the figure of her missing father.
At the trial, Lidia discovers she and her partner Óscar were handed over by best friend Jorge Ramos, a collaborator of the repressive military government.
Lidia feels that she must take revenge, believing that, in this way, she will be able to heal the wounds from the past that still torment her and help her to confront her other self, hidden since 1978 behind the mask of a kindly Argentine woman: A militant of a left-wing guerrilla group, which fought against the dictatorship.
Filming is currently still underway in Barcelona, and it has also filmed some scenes in Argentina’s La Rioja region and Buenos Aires. Andrea Frigerio and writer-director Diego Yaker are associate producers on the film. Marta Figueras is also an executive producer.
The film is being distributed by the Barcelona-based studio, Filmax, and it will also be getting a theatrical release in Argentina and Uraguay. So it won’t be appearing on Disney+ outside of Latin America.
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