• TITLE (ORIGINAL): El páramo

    TITLE (English): The Squad
    DIRECTOR: Jaime Osorio
    COUNTRIES: Colombia, Argentina, Spain
    YEAR: 2011
    LENGTH: 90 min
    FORMAT / COLOR/BW: Digital / Color
    LANGUAGE: Spanish

    Director: Jaime Osorio
    Producer: Federico Durán
    Executive Producer: Steven Grisales
    Script: Jaime Osorio, Diego Vivanco
    Cinematography: Alejandro Moreno
    Editors: Felipe Guerrero, Sebastián Hernández
    Music: Ruy Folguera
    Sound Design: Federico Billordo
    Cast: Juan Pablo Barragán, Alejandro Aguilar, Mauricio Navas, Juan David Restrepo, Andrés Castañeda, Nelson Camayo, Julio César Valencia, Andrés Torres, Mateo Stevel, Daniela Catz

    A special command group of nine experienced soldiers is sent to a high mountain military base of a special squad that had not been heard from for several days. It was thought they had become the target of a guerilla attack. Upon arriving, the only person the nine soldiers initially find is a mysterious peasant woman tightly bound in chains. Little by little, the isolation, inability to communicate with the outside world and the impossibility to flee break down the integrity and sanity of the soldiers, making them lose sight of who is the real enemy. They are further driven to doubt about the true nature of the strange, silent woman.

    Prisoners of fear, paranoia and a dark secret they share, the men begin to fight among themselves, becoming animals capable of killing each other in order to survive.  The Squad is a mix of horror and war.

    Director's Biography
    Jaime Osorio Márquez was born in Colombia in 1975 and studied film in Rennes, France where he experimented with short films and theater. When he returned to Colombia he began to work in advertising and television. “The Squad”, which he wrote and directed, is his first feature film.