The Lifeguard

2011 / Chile / 64min

Mauricio is a lifeguard who tries to steer clear from getting in the water, he believes that a good professional applies preventive measures to stop people from drowning. The problem is that those who come to the beach in the summer want to forget that during the year someone tells them what to do. Nobody wants to do what they’re told and he doesn’t want to risk his life for them.


  • Original title
    El Salvavidas
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Maite Alberdi, Sebastian Bramh
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Pablo Valdés
  • Editing
    Alejandro Fernandez Almendras
  • Music
  • Sound
    Roberto Espinoza, Pablo Bahamondes,
  • Duration
    64 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Chile
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Errante Producciones
    Cayman Islands
  • Distribution
  • Festivals


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