A Decent Woman | Los Decentes

Belen, a housemaid working in an exclusive gated community in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, embarks on a journey of sexual and mental liberation in a nudist swinger-club bordering the high security walls. Lukas Valenta Rinner explores how his characters handle and deal with their body, the superficiality of the relationships and the deep gap between social classes. The film of the Austrian-Argentinian director is coloured by a very black humour about that well-explored rivalry between bourgeoisie and proletariat. These two distant and irreconcilable ideologies can only lead to a resolution which is dark, violent as well as extreme.

Cast & Crew

Cast: Iride Mockert, Martin Shanly, Andrea Strenitz, Mariano Sayavedra
Producers: Ana Godoy, Lukas Valenta Rinner
Exec. Producer: Nicolas Payueta
Writer: Lukas Valenta Rinner, Ana Godoy, Martin Shanly, Ariel Gurevich
Cinematography: Roman Kasseroller
Editor: Ana Godoy
Sound designer: Nahuel Palenque

Director Lukas Valenta Rinner
Country Austria, Korea, Argentina
Year 2016
Length 104 min
Language Spanish with English subtitles

About the director

Born in Salzburg, Austria (*1985), Lukas Valenta Rinner studies Film in Barcelona (ECIB) and Buenos Aires (Universidad del Cine). In 2010 his short film A Letter to Fukuyama screens at Bafici and Diagonale. His first feature film, Parabellum (2015), is screened in more that 30 International Film Festivals and received prizes at the Diagonale (Best 1rst Feature Film), Jeonjou IFF (Jury Prize) and Mar del Plata IFF (Best Film, Panorama Argentina). He is founder of the independent production company Nabis Filmgroup, with branches in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Salzburg, Austria. He is participant of the 2013 Berlinale Talent Campus.

2016 – A DECENT WOMAN (Feature film)
2015 – PARABELLUM (Feature film)