From Award-winning Julio Hernandez Cordon, known for Gasolina (2008), comes a wacky story of musical escapades in the slums of Guatemala.
A man on the run from a group of thugs has sent his family away and gone into hiding with his only possession: his prized marimba. After losing his job playing music at a restaurant, he reconnects with his godson, a street-wise tough guy, to search for a new band. An unlikely combination, the duo joins forces with the town doctor, a former Satanist-turned-Orthodox-Jew-
Written and directed by Cordon, this film plays with the notions of genre by innovatively mixing the styles of narrative and documentary cinema. Marimbas From Hell is an expression of the old meeting the new, of worlds colliding, and of three men’s struggle to remain afloat in a world where they just don’t seem to fit in anymore.
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