Marimbas From Hell

  • 9 10
  • 2010
  • 74min
Marimbas From Hell
  • Original Title: Las marimbas del infierno

What happens when a traditional musician and a heavy-metal rocker come together to create something unique? In this docu-fiction, the Caribbean "marimba" and the guitar tell a Guatemalan tragicomedy.

Marimbas From Hell
Awards

AWARDS: Special Mention. Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema/ Talent Tape Award. Fribourg International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Torino Film Festival/ Miami Film Festival

Marimbas From Hell. A hybrid tragicomedy about tradition and modernity

Don Alfonso plays the marimba for a living. When he meets an old underground heavy-metal legend, they decide to do something radical and fuse both sounds. 

A fresh and hilarious documentary-fiction hybrid about the fusion between tradition and modernity that conveys a moving and authentic sense of Guatemalan life.

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