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The Finger
(El Dedo)

Year: 2011
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 93 minutes

The Finger
The Finger
The Finger
The Finger
The Finger

A delightful, satirical comedy, THE FINGER follows the story of a small Argentinian town full of interesting characters who must come together to elect their very first mayor. Initially the question is a simple one, as everyone knows that Baldomero, the charismatic, mysterious leader of the group, should be chosen. But when it turns out Baldomero has been suspiciously murdered, the town must find an alternative to go up against the only other candidate—the seedy, cantakerous Don Hidalgo. Vowing to avenge his brother's death, Florencio, the local shopkeeper, cuts off Baldomero's finger, preserving it in a jar of formaldehyde and embarking on a quest to save the town from Hidalgo's reign. When the townspeople discover that Baldomero's finger has its own omniscient, governing qualities, they decide there's only one possible outcome to their dilemma – THE FINGER shall be their new mayor. Ironically inspired by true events, the film is an amusing tale based on the novel El Dedo de Baldemero by Alberto Assardourian. (In Spanish with subtitles) – M.M.

CIFF36 Screenings

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Cinema en Español
Global Lens 2012

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Sergio Teubal

Born in Argentina, Sergio Teubal began as a theater actor before studying film and tv in England. Upon returning to Buenos Aires, he worked with leading advertising production company Film Planet, where he produced commercials for five years. He now heads the Buenos Aires branch of the acclaimed powerhouse Metropolis Films.


Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Film Contact

This film is presented by friends in memory of PATRICK R. McFADDEN 1964-2009, Cleveland Film Society Board member, film festival lover, and best frien

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