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The Passion of Javier

Peru, early sixties. Javier Heraud, a passionate and nonconformist literature student, confronts his father, who opposes his vocation for poetry. In university, Javier meets Laura, with whom he falls in love, as well as a group of young poets and intellectuals with whom he passionately delves into the world of poetry and politics. The conflict with his father intensifies when Javier publishes his first poetry book “The River” and is invited to a youth-forum in the Soviet Union as a delegate for the leftist political movement to which he belongs. Javier is stunned by the Soviet Union and visits Paris, where he meets with a young Mario Vargas Llosa and shares insight on the Cuban Revolution, when it is in full bloom. Already convinced that a revolution is the only path to eliminate inequality in Latin America, destiny takes Javier to Cuba to study filmmaking. There, he becomes fascinated with the accomplishments of the revolution and decides to be consequent with his ideals, abandoning his studies and enrolling, together with other Peruvians, in a guerrilla group with the goal of taking the revolution to Peru.

  • Eduardo Guillot
    Caiga quien caiga (All Can Fall)
  • Eduardo Guillot
  • Claudia Chadwick
  • Enrique Moncloa
  • Augusto Cabada
  • Eduardo Guillot
  • Claudia Chadwick
  • Juan Durán
  • Luis Galvão
  • Roberto Facloni
  • Jeffrey Rosen
  • Stefano Tosso
    Key Cast
    "Javier Heraud"
  • Vania Accinelli
    Key Cast
  • Lucho Cáceres
    Key Cast
  • Sofía Rocha
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La pasión de Javier
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  • Genres:
    Adventure, Romance, Biography
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    540,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    France, Peru
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Distribution Information
  • New Century Films
    Country: Peru
Director Biography - Eduardo Guillot

Eduardo Guillot began his career working for the acclaimed Peruvian director Armando Robles Godoy, then went to study Film in Los Angeles. He produced and directed the TV series Matalaché, based on the novel by Enrique López Albújar about racial discrimination in Peru. He was an executive director in El Magnate, the first spanish-spoken TV series produced in the United States. In 2007 he directed and produced La verdadera historia de Liz (The True Story of Liz), which narrates the story of a woman in search of her mother, who disappeared during the political violence of the 1980s in Peru. It was given a prize in the Boston Latin American Film Festival. Caiga quien caiga (All Can Fall) was his first feature length film. It portrays the final moments of the dictatorship of Alberto Fujimori, and the persecution of his most ruthless operative, Vladimiro Montesinos. This year (2019), he released La pasión de Javier (The Passion of Javier), which tells the story of Javier Heraud, a young poet, who in the context of the Cuban revolution embarked on a journey to change Peru.

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