The Untamed

by Amat Escalante

The Untamed


Young mother Alejandra is a working housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath.



Amat Escalante, born in 1979, is a self-taught filmmaker from the city of Guanajuato in Mexico. He began his work in cinema at the age of 15. After making two short films, he wrote and directed his first feature film, SANGRE, a FIPRESCI Prize winner at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard). His second feature, LOS BASTARDOS, was also presented in Cannes' "Un Certain Regard".

2013 HELI


Alejandra – Ruth Ramos
Veronica – Simone Bucio
Angel – Jesús Meza
Fabian – Edén Villavicencio


Director Amat Escalante
Screenwriters Amat Escalante & Gibrán Portela
Director of Photography Manuel Alberto Claro
Editors Fernanda de la Peza & Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Music Guro Moe, Lasse Marhaug & Martín Escalante
Sounddesign Sergio Diaz, Vincent Arnadi & Rául Locatelli
Production Designer Daniela Schneider

Co-producers Katrin Pors, Katja Adomeit, Jean Labadie, Michael Weber & Maria Ekerhovd
Producers Jaime Romandía, Fernanda de la Peza & Amat Escalante

Technical Data

Format DCP / colour / 1.66:1
Length 100 min.
Original Language Spanish

The Untamed
The Untamed

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