The 212

Enrique Diaz has inherited a gas station from his father, but he doesn't know that also got a debt with the devil.

Production note: "The 212" is the debut short film of director J. Monsalve. Starring Pold Gastello and Vanessa Saba, the film was made as a final project of the career of audiovisual communication at the University of Lima and was recorded outside of the same city, having to recreate for it a service station in the middle of a farm. This production has been regarded as the best fiction largely on the festival circuit film schools nationwide and is considered one of the best directorial debuts of Peruvian cinema.

  • Jorge Monsalve
  • Jorge Monsalve
  • Bertha Delgado
  • Jorge Monsalve
  • Pold Gastello
    Key Cast
  • Vanessa Saba
    Key Cast
  • Christian Esquivel
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Allá por la 212
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, fantastic, dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2015
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  • Student Project:
  • Festival Nacional de Cortometrajes Cortos de Vista PERÚ
    Best Student Film
  • Festival de Cortometrajes El Cine Que Nos Mueve" PERÚ
    Best student Film
  • Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes FENACO PERÚ
    National Premiere
    Best Student Film
  • Festival de Cinéma Péruvien en Paris 2015 FRANCE
    France Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival del Cortometraje Peruano
    Best Art Direction
Director Biography - Jorge Monsalve

Jorge Monsalve (1989) is a peruvian director, screenwriter and producer graduated from University of Lima. He has written 4 short films, directed 2 and produced 3, achieving a participation in the Cannes Film Festival 2016, recognition by the Ministry of Culture of Peru and other awards nationwide. His experience as a producer, executive in advertising agency and as assistant director for TV commercials and film. Fueled his vision and knowledge for leading future projects. Currently heads Cazador Production Company and develops his first feature film.

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Director Statement

What if a woman is claiming that she is the devil and comes to collect your life as part of a family debt payment appears? This is the question which was left to develop this script.

Back in the 212 is a film that places an ordinary man in an extreme situation. In it we see him react opportunistically, cunning and remorseless to achieve its mission manner; to preserve his life.

A first impression this film speaks of selfishness, ambition, life and death, but to a deeper way it's about of relation with the past and parental relationships , showing how these affect the circumstances and our actions in our present lives.

The father figure is evoked not only in the problems currently facing the main character played by Pold Gastello, but is the main cause of many of them. In a way the debts, the people and even the 212 station keep alive the missing father figure.

Back in the 212 is that kind of film that values ​​the content but also emphasizes style and tone to tell good stories, and believes it necessary to satisfy personal taste as author and at the same time as an audience.

There are many things we can not choose in life and family is one of them. Somehow we learn to live with their truths, virtues and defects. That's something you cannot try to avoid. Something different happens with stories. We choose them but they also do it in some way, manifesting itself at a time of your life that is ideal for telling them. It was a great first cinematic adventure, and if add that it moved you, made you think and entertain at the same time, this work has been justified.