Leviticus 20:13

This is the story of Damián, an obsessed 30-year-old young man, who has suffered all his life from the sexual abuse of his childhood caused by several priests from his school. These traumas from the past worsen with his small addiction to alcohol, which he tries to hide in his immediate surroundings. A night of hunting for the gay-friendly venues in the city. Of the revenge that he has simmered throughout a lifetime darkened by the abuse suffered in his childhood. Of a bloody and purifying ritual. Revenge or justice?

  • Paco Torres
  • Paco Torres
  • Fernando Repiso
  • Curro Collantes
  • Antonio Sides
    Key Cast
  • Nico Montoya
    Key Cast
  • Rosana Barranco
    Key Cast
  • Antonio Azañeiro
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Crime, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • SEFF, Seville European Film Festival
    November 27, 2023
    Spanish Premiere
  • BARS, Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival
    Buenos Aires
    Latam Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Tartaro films
    Country: Spain
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Paco Torres

Paco Torres is a fiction and commercial director-writer with over two decades of experience honing his craft. His talent shines in delivering exceptional performances and stunning visuals with minimal resources. Torres collaborated with Lars Von Trier on the "Gesamt" project, and his films have been selected for over 200 film festivals worldwide, including Cannes, Cork, Bilbao, FICG, and Aguilar de Campoo. His movies have received praise from critics, notably a glowing review from Jonathan Holland at Variety for his debut feature film, "The Magic of Hope" which describes Torres as a must director to watch. Torres has earned more than 30 awards, including honours from Amnesty International, ICCL Human Rights Awards, two RTVA awards as a director, a Cannes Corporate Award, and four nominations for the Asecan Spanish Awards.

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Director Statement

The sexual abuse of children by priests is a topical issue that needed to be told from this point of view never done before.
The short film has several messages: childhood abuse, abuse by the church, revenge, injustice, violence, against impunity, revenge.

Obviously it is not a didactic story, but rather a short film that aims to impact the public by calling attention to the terrible pain suffered in silence by millions of boys and girls in the world. Child sexual abuse and how it affects their lives, with irreversible damage.

This film talks about the damage that pedophiles do to children, in this case within the church. These abuses are covered by an institution such as the church, which means that in most cases, they go unpunished before society and justice. The idea is that the short impacts and gives voice to this theme and social scourge.

But the story revolves around the merciless portrait of pain and a murderer who seeks redemption and to do so becomes a vigilante.

I felt moved by these injustices and I drew an automaton character who wants revenge since in the face of the impunity in which these abusers and pedophiles take refuge, an avenger emerges.

Now with social networks, we live in an active moment of child abuse, in any type of society and environment, with which this story aims to give voice to a subject that is always intended to be kept and not exposed in public.