When I decided to write
this feature film, I asked myself, what do I want to manifest? And
one of the questions that bother me more about human condition is
self-destruction. Specifically, the choice of it. That is, are
human beings condemned to suffer? Is this an inherent factor to
This question resounded in my head during my
rehabilitation process. I was an addict during a decade until I
decided to find help and live sober. But I experienced
self-destruction and that is why I could and wanted to talk about
it. In fact, this film was born in those rooms filled with addicts
like me that had chosen to stop suffering or, to be more explicit,
to stop their self-destruction.
So, the theme of this film is a
reflection of the self-destruction stage. But it also is a social
critique and an act of deep spirituality. I wrote the first draft
of this script in two weeks because, in some way, it is
autobiographic and mirrors some of my experiences as an addict.
I kept doing a thorough revision of the script until I managed to
reflect just what was needed and nothing else.
The curious link
between self-destruction and the observation of the current social
model shaped the concept that I already had.
Roman Di Martino, known as “Bronko”, marks the storyline that narrates this story.
Bronko is an actor from a rundown neighborhood in Catalonia who,
thanks to his talent, has managed to get out of it and be
acknowledged internationally. When he is at the peak of his
career, his principles clash with the superficiality and the
hypocrisy that reign in the high spheres, and he ends up hating
dramatic art and all that it means.
He condemns people eager for power, that abuse of their influences, that hate, trample and
humiliate each other in order to get a role in a film or theatre
piece. Those miserable people that rejoice on their fame on their
sumptuous and full of envy parties, as if they were above the rest
of mortals. Heartless and spiritless people that tear each other
apart as depredators.
Observing this social model, something
breaks inside him and he no longer fits in it. He falls down into
the world of addiction, specifically heroine, and decides to
return to the neighborhood of his origins in order to destroy
On this process, the character becomes an ideologist that
contemplates society as dysfunctional, and through a manifest,
proposes its destruction. The injustices he lives, the miseries
that surround him, the political corruption and the extreme
violence, force him to take action.
In this transgressive act, the
figure of a new contemporary redeemer is revealed.