Film Details

Peru / 2019 / 80 min.
Directed by Fernando Villarán
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Genre: Comedy, Family
Feature

Synopsis

A box-office hit in Peru, Fernando Villarán’s (“Good Old Boys”) new film centers on Rómulo, a 50-year old insurance salesman fired from his job by his millennial boss. With news that his wife is pregnant and his job search proving fruitless, he decides to make money by becoming a social media “influencer.” With the help of his teenage daughter and pre-teen son, he opens his own YouTube channel and becomes an overnight sensation with his over-the-top videos. The problem is: how is he going to keep both his firing and his new career a secret from his wife?

Un éxito de taquilla en Perú, la nueva película de Fernando Villarán (“Viejos amigos”) se centra en Rómulo, un vendedor de seguros de 50 años de edad despedido de su puesto por su jefe “millennial”. Con una esposa embarazada y su búsqueda de trabajo rindiendo pocos frutos, Rómulo decide reinventarse como un “influencer”. Con la ayuda de sus hijos, abre su propio canal de YouTube y se convierte en una sensación de la noche a la mañana con sus estrambóticos videos. El problema es: ¿cómo va a mantener en secreto tanto su despido como su nueva carrera de su esposa?