10/30/2018
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Credits
  • Director: Lucio A. Rojas
  • Producer: Rodrigo J. Fernández
  • Screenwriters: Lucio A. Rojas
  • Cast: "Catalina Martin, Daniel Antivilo, Macarena Carrere, Ximena del Solar, Felipe Ríos, Dominga Bofill, Eduardo Paxeco, Claudio Riveros, Max Torres y Alejandro Trejo "
  • Cinematography: Sebastián Ballek
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A shocking, brutal tale that blends the dark history of Chile’s recent past (the violent, repressive military dictatorship of Pinochet) with the seemingly modern and progressive Chile of today. The two worlds clash when a group of women venture to the idyllic countryside for a weekend of fun. But their outing soon turns nightmarish a man, himself a victim of torture in the hands of the government, unleashes his pent-up rage on them. The women must fight for their very lives in this film of shocking violence and sexual assault. Never gratuitous, director Rojas exposes the horrors of politics with the evil that can lie within the damaged soul of man.
Reviews

“Right up there with A Serbian Film…left me with a bizarre sensation of shock. That was how I knew this movie had done its job by simultaneously shocking and revolting me.” –  pophorror.com

“Lucio A. Roja’s Trauma is as much of a political statement as it is a tasteless kick in the guts. The film is full of brutal violence, beautiful women and a madman who enjoys inflicting as much trauma as he has been through himself. Expertly made, supreme make up effects and no holds barred, Trauma is one of the most intense, memorable and violent films of 2017.” – pophorror.com

TRAUMA is a raw movie – tough, violent, and dramatic. Although by some of its elements it could get close to the exploitation cinema, we went quite further. Some villains which are not from the present, but other times of Chile’s history. The content is extreme, visceral, strictly for people over 18. But it was the only way to tell a story of this sort.” – Fangoria

“The latest, and likely bloodiest, harshest and most extreme blast of violent horror cinema from Latin America comes in the form of Lucio A. Rojas’ Trauma. Yes, Trauma may prove to be one of the most controversial extreme horror offering in recent memory. Fair warning, we are not making shit up, this is extreme LatAm horror at its peak.  – ScreenAnarchy
“Lucio A. Rojas’ blistering vision embraces the unthinkable reality of Pinochet’s torture-chamber hell and how his homeland still suffers under the legacy of the brutally soul-crushing dictatorship…Rojas contemplates his themes and shoots his action in a manner that demands that his work be closely watched in years to come; he is one of the new wave of exciting Latin American horror filmmakers.”  – Screen Space 
TRAUMA makes A Serbian Film, look like a Walt Disney Movie.” – Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival
“This film sure ain’t for the faint-hearted and sets the tone straight away by ramming it straight down your throat in such a confronting way that its not surprising that it has been likened to A Serbian Film in its nature and depiction of humanity at its worst. There’s rape, torture, and incest all within the first scene that leaves you feeling sick to the stomach and grimacing at the prospect of where Chilean director Lucio A Rojas will take his audience next.” –Surgeons of Horror

 

Screenings
2018 - GenreBlast
2018 - Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
2018 - Fant Bilbao
2018 - Horrorant Fright Nights (Greece)
2018 - Cine de Terror de Valdivia
2017 - Mórbido Film Festival
2018 - Negative Fest
2018 - Vancouver Badass Film Festival
2018 - HorrorHound Weekend
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Awards
Mórbido Film Festival - Winner SPECIAL MENTION
Horrorant Fright Nights (Greece) - Winner BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Vancouver Badass Film Festival - Winner BEST ACTRESS XIMENA DEL SOLAR
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News

“One of the Top 10 Horror Films of 2017”www.horror.movies.ca

“One of the Top 10 Horror Films of 2017” – Horrorant

 

 

Director Interview

TRAUMA is a raw movie – tough, violent, and dramatic. Although by some of its elements it could get close to the exploitation cinema, we went quite further. Some villains which are not from the present, but other times of Chile’s history. The content is extreme, visceral, strictly for people over 18. But it was the only way to tell a story of this sort.” – Director, Lucio A. Rojas

About the Director

Lucio Rojas was born in Santiago, Chile and studied Public Administration at the University of Chile. Later he studied at the Film School of Chile where he graduated with a specialization in script and direction. In 2012 , while still a student, he co-directed (with Cristian Toledo)  the low-budget zombie flick Muerte Ciega (Zombie Down, aka: Blind Death). In 2014 he premiered Perfidia (The Wicked Woods), a film that had an official selection in more than twenty international festivals. His next horror feature as the 2015 film Sendero (Path) which world premiered at the Sitges International Film Festival and from there, in more than 25 international festivals. Sendero was the first Chilean horror film to be acquired worldwide by Netflix.

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Credits
  • Director: Lucio A. Rojas
  • Producer: Rodrigo J. Fernández
  • Screenwriters: Lucio A. Rojas
  • Cast: "Catalina Martin, Daniel Antivilo, Macarena Carrere, Ximena del Solar, Felipe Ríos, Dominga Bofill, Eduardo Paxeco, Claudio Riveros, Max Torres y Alejandro Trejo "
  • Cinematography: Sebastián Ballek
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