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I´m Ringo

Argentine Boxer, Oscar Natalio Bonavena, popularly known as Ringo, was murdered at the gate of a brothel in Nevada, Reno, in the USA in 1976. Ringo, who had fought with Muhammad Ali, had never lost hope of having the chance of a revenge with the American boxer. It`s still unknown how Bonavena was murdered; however, it`s well- known that he was killed by a security guard called Brymer who had been probably sent by Joe Conforte, the owner of the brothel. Apparently, the enmity with the Argentine boxer was due to his relationship with Sally, the mafioso`s wife. The documentary covers all the mysteries related to Bonavena`s death.
This story was actually inspired by the acclaimed Oscar winner Film Director, Taylor Hackford, for the movie, Love Ranch, with Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren in it. Even though this fiction tries to tell some interesting facts of the Mustang Ranch and Ringo, "I´m Ringo" is the real story of what really happed.

  • José Luis Nacci
    Infancia clandestina by Benjamín Ávila
  • José Luis Nacci
    Infancia clandestina by Benjamín Ávila
  • José Luis Nacci
    Infancia clandestina by Benjamín Ávila
  • Alberto Oliva
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Soy Ringo
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 46 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 7, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    HD, SD and Super 8mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (B.A.F.I.C.I.)
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    April 7, 2014
    World Premiere
  • Festival Internacional de Cine del Mar
    Punta del Este, Uruguay
    July 12, 2014
    Uruguay Premiere
  • Festival de Cine Nacional de Leonardo Favio
    Bolivar, Buenos Aires. Argentina
    August 17, 2014
    Bolivar Premiere
  • Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano
    La Habana, Cuba
    December 8, 2014
    Cuba Premiere
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
    November 19, 2014
    Europe premiere
  • 30° Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalarja
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    June 17, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Niewlsen Review 2015 Digital Awards
    New York City, U.S.A.
    January 15, 2015
    North America Premiere
  • FICID - Festival Internacional de Cine Deportivo
    Wilde (Avellaneda), Buenos Aires. Argentina
    March 17, 2015
    Wilde Premiere
  • 20th It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festivalk
    São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
    April 15, 2015
    Brasil Premiere
  • 11° Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground
    Parque Patricios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    September 30, 2015
  • Buenos Aires Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs 2015
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    September 16, 2015
    Primer Premio en la Categoria Individual
Director Biography - José Luis Nacci

Born in Buenos Aires in 1955. He is a veterinarian and graduated as a Film Director in the most prestige's school of Argentina, C.E.R.C. (aka I.N.C.A.A.). School teacher in Film School´s, he wrote many scripts and supervised films such as "Infancia clandestina" representing Argentina in the Oscars and "Una mujer sucede", between others. He directer the short film "El primero en la lista", the mid-length film "Luz del misterio" and the mid-length documentary "Riachuelo"

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Director Statement

"El cine se hace camino al andar"