The Distinguished Citizen


The Main 4 Sun, Apr 16, 2017 4:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Tags:Dark Comedy
Comedy Drama
Culture & Society
Oscar Submission
Voice Category:Laugh Out Loud
Release Year:2016
Runtime:117 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Iberoamerican Film - Goya Awards 2017
Coral Award
Best Screenplay - Havana Film Festival 2016
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Latido Films
Director:Mariano Cohn
Gastón Duprat
Producer:Fernando Sokolowicz
Mariano Cohn
Gastón Duprat
Juan Pablo Gugliotta
Nathalia Videla Peña and Adolfo Blanco
Cinematographer:Mariano Cohn
Gastón Duprat
Screenwriter:Andrés Duprat
Editor:Jerónimo Carranza
Composer:Toni M. Mir
Principal Cast:Oscar Martínez
Dady Brieva
Andrea Frigerio
Nora Navas
Manuel Vicente
Belén Chavanne
Gustavo Garzón
Julián Larquier
Emma Rivera
Filmography:Yo Presidente ('06)
The Artist ('08)
The Man Next Door ('09)
Querida voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo ('11)
Living Stars ('14)
Todo sobre el asado ('16)


Daniel Mantovani has achieved success like few authors before him. Enormous fame, wealth, and now, a Nobel Prize. But something bothers Daniel—living the high life in Barcelona, he wonders if he’s still challenging himself as a man and a writer. When he receives a letter from his rural small town of Salas, a good seven hours from Buenos Aires, a world away, he decides to accept an invitation to receive the town’s “Distinguished Citizen” award. After all, his fiction takes place in the town, so at the very least he owes it to them, and himself, to visit his geographical muse for the first time in forty years. Like the best stories, nothing goes as planned, as Daniel meets old flames, new friends, and some of the most off-kilter characters that even he couldn’t imagine, in this warm and hilarious comedy. Argentina’s official submission to the 89th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Directors' Biographies

Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn: Gastón Duprat (born 1969, Bahia Blanca, Argentina) and Mariano Cohn (b. 1975, Villa Ballester, Argentina), are creative partners who directed the feature films Yo Presidente ('06), The Artist ('08), The Man Next Door ('09), and Querida voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo ('11).

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