Lost in the Night

by Amat Escalante

Lost in the Night


Emiliano lives in a small mining town in Mexico. Motivated by a deep sense of justice, he searches for those responsible for the disappearance of his activist mother who was standing up for local jobs against an international mining company. Receiving no help from the police or judicial system, he finds a clue that leads him to the wealthy Aldama Family, where he meets a famous artist, his celebrity wife and their beautiful daughter. It's not long before he has a job at their home and becomes determined to uncover the secrets beneath the surface.


Amat Escalante, born in 1979, is a self-taught filmmaker from the city of Guanajuato who began his career in cinema at the age of 15. After making two short films, he wrote and directed his debut feature, "Sangre," a film shot in his hometown and premiered in the Official Selection of "Un Certain Regard" at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, where it received the FIPRESCI Prize from the International Critics. His second feature, "Los Bastardos," also premiered in the Official Selection of "Un Certain Regard" at Cannes in 2008. "Heli" was his third feature, which premiered in the Official Competition at Cannes in 2013, where he won the award for Best Director. His fourth feature film, "The Untamed," premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2016, where he won the Silver Lion for Best Director. From 2018 to 2021, he directed multiple episodes of the successful Netflix series "Narcos: Mexico." His fifth feature film, "Lost in the Night," will premiere in the Official Selection Premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.



2005 Blood
2008 The Bastards
2013 Heli
2016 The Untamed


Juan Daniel García Treviño
as Emiliano

Ester Expósito
as Mónica Aldama

Bárbara Mori
as Carmen Aldama

Fernando Bonilla
as Rigoberto Duplas

Mafer Osio
as Jazmin


Writer: Amat Escalante, Martin Escalante
DOP: Adrian Durazo
Production Designer: Daniela Schneider
Costume Designer: Ursula Schneider
Hair and Makeup: Jorge Fuentes “Jarrito”
Direct Sound: Raul Locatelli
Casting: BM Casting
Casting Director: Bernardo: Velasco
Sound Designer: Carlos E. Garcia
Editor: Fernanda de la Peza
Music Supervision: Lynn Fainchtein
Original Score: Kyle Dixon, Michel Stein
1st Assistant Director: Frederic Henocque
Post Production Supervisor: Juan Galva
Producers: Nicolas Celis, Fernanda de la Peza, Amat Escalante
Co-Producers: Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Leontine Petit, Erik Glijnis, Katrin Pors, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin, Alejandro Sugich L.A, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal - Zade and Andreas Roald
Executive Producers: Rodrigo Macin, Francesca Romero, Maya Scherr-Willson, Gustavo Montaudon, Javier Salgado, Julieta Parales, Beatriz E. Herrera Bours, Alejandro Mares
Associate Producers: Adrian Durazo and Jim Stark

Technical Data

Original title: Perdidos en la Noche
Duration: 120
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Format: 4K
Sound: 7.1
Year: 2023
Language: Spanish
Production countries: Mexico, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark
Production companies: Pimienta Films, Tres Tunas Cine, Carcava Cine
Co-Production companies: Lemming Film, The Match Factory, Sula Films, Snowglobe, Bord Cadre, Sovereign Films, CTT Exp and rentals
With the support of: Bord Cadre Films, ZDF , Estimulo fiscal a proyectos de inversión en la producción y distribución cinematográfica nacional (EFICINE), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW, NL - Film Fonds, Danish Film Institute, Guanajuato Cinematografía Film Fund, Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund - Los Cabos Film Festival, Cinereach, Cineart

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