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Chains and a City Lock

Hernan Jimenez / Costa Rica / 2004 / 42 ' / Spanish / S.T. English

Credits

Hernán Jiménez
Hernan Jimenez
Hernan Jimenez

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Awards & Festivals

2005, Winner, XIII Muestra de Cine y Video Costarricense, Mejor Musicalización
2005, Winner, XIII Muestra de Cine y Video Costarricense, Mejor Edición
2005, Winner, XIII Muestra de Cine y Video Costarricense, Mejor Ópera Prima
2005, Winner, XIII Muestra de Cine y Video Costarricense, Audience Award

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A creative and evocative look at the increasing security measures taken by the residents of San Jose, Costa Rica against a perceived rise in crime in the capital

Synopsis

The film is a personal essay of the filmmaker's own experience at his parent's house, which - like many other middle to upper class homes in San Jose - begins to look like a barricaded fortress due to one break and entry where a carton of orange juice was stolen and left empty on the driveway. Through the bundles of razor wire, titanium bars, and alarm systems, we see a society that is continually enclosing themselves in their own prisons in an effort to keep out thieves and other imagined riff raff.

 

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