Films 2016

Los nadie

by Juan Sebastián Mesa / Colombia 2016 / 84' / In Competition

Cast and Credits

Original title / Los nadie

English title / The Nobodies

Director / Juan Sebastián Mesa

Screenplay / Juan Sebastián Mesa

Cinematography / David Correa Franco

Editing / Isabel Otálvaro

Music / O.D.I.O.

Sound / Daniel Vasquez, Alejandro Escobar

Art Direction / Mary Luz Cardona

Costumes / Maria Camila Castrillón

Cast / Maria Angélica Puerta (Ana), Maria Camila Castrillón (Manu), Diego Perez Ceferino (Camilo), Esteban Alcaráz (Mechas), Felipe Alzate (Pipa)

Production / Alexander Arbelaez, José Manuel Duque (Monociclo Cine)

World SalesAlpha Violet

Format / DCP, b&w

Runtime / 84 min.


Camilo, Mechas, Manu, Ana and Pipa are five friends going through that blended trance of intense unrest, astonishment, contained tenderness and manifested rage that is typical of the end of adolescence. They survive at the edges of a city, Medellin, that simultaneously attracts and excludes them, that lure them with promises but rejects them with hostility. Nevertheless, they want to embrace the city and fight against its logics of fear. Music, street art and friendship are their weapons of resistance, hoping for a rite of passage that could transform them into someone else.

Juan Sebastián Mesa

Juan Sebastián MesaJuan Sebastián Mesa was born in Medellín, Colombia in 1989. Photographer and co-funder of Monociclo Cine, he holds a degree in audiovisual comunications with specialization in scriptwriting and contemporary narrative. He directed several music and experimental videos. His short film Kalashnikov (2013) was nominated for Best National Short Film by the Colombian Academy Awards and was selected in numerous film festivals. Los Nadie is his first feature film and had its world premiere at the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival 2016.