The Longest Night

ARG 2020
Director: Moroco Colman
Cast: Daniel Araoz, Camila Murias, Sabrina Nuñez, Rocio Figueroa, Romina Arietti

70 Min. | OmeU
World Premiere

In his second feature film, director Moroco Colman tells the tale of Argentina‘s most notorious sexual predator, who was responsible for at least 93 brutal rapes between 1985 and 2004. The outwardly harmless family man struck with such brutality and self-assuredness, that many observers believed until his capture that he either was protected by the political classes or was a member of the police force. »The Longest Night« tells the true story of this monster employing esthetic images and enthrallingly edited sequences, but without glossing over these brutal crimes stylistically. On the contrary: this contrast further amplifies their sheer horror, making them even more insufferable. Somewhere between true crime and documentary drama, Colman has created a masterpiece that is like a deft punch in the gut. He also reveals what really protected the rapist for so many years: a vain and chauvinistic society that averted its eyes in shame, when it should have opened them widely to the horror within.