In the turbulent year of 1989. David Gutiérrez is the new judge who arrives in town to administer justice. However, dark forces stand in the way of his mission. David confronts them, but the secrets of his past become the most powerful weapon of his enemies. David will have to face the consequences of his actions or be seduced by the corruption of those who do not want truth and justice to prevail in the town.
When the blood flows, no one will be able to hide the trace of a lie.

Genre: Police Thriller
Country of Production: Colombia
Year of Production: 2023
Duration: 1h 51m
Target Audience: Family
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Video Format: 4k – 16:9
Audio Format: 5.1

Director: Libia Stella Gómez Díaz Creator & Writer: Julián Camilo Sánchez Executive Producer: Sebastián Caballero General Producer: Andrés Gómez Franco Cinematographer: Juan Carlos Villalobos Art Director: John Alexander Avendaño Makeup Designer: Marcela Hernández Costume Designer: Viviana Mora Editors: Livi Julieta Escobar Eljach Bernardo Garcés – Ecca
Sound Designer: Santiago Rodríguez Original Music: Camilo Sanabria 1st Assistant Director: Juan Camilo Villarreal

CAST

Cardona: Juan Pablo Barragán
Ismael Mateus: Carlos Hurtado
Rocio Martínez: Lucía Orozco
DIRECTOR’S NOTE
In the 18th century, Thomas Hobbes said, “Man is a wolf to man,” this natural consideration linked to the essence of human beings, in their constant struggle against one another, has, in many moments of Colombian history, taken on connotations of a pack. The 80s were the years of growth, boom, and consolidation of the entire paramilitary network in Colombia. Very few populations were spared from this scourge. This is the backdrop against which our story unfolds: THE TRAIL. Beyond the local circumstances that made it possible for certain human beings to resort to barbarism to achieve their goals in this context, the central idea of the proposal is to bring to the screens the impact of violence on the lives of ordinary citizens, leveraging the suspense and thriller potential of the story. We work on the audience’s interest in the thriller, a genre that I have already explored in the past (La Historia del Baúl Rosado, Ramoncho), placing it in a context that allows us to speak about violence as a generator of hierarchies and relationships, from a genre that is attractive to the audience and that allows us to reflect on the circumstances that led some human beings to overpower others and sow misery and barbarism to satisfy economic interests.
THE DIRECTOR – LIBIA STELLA GÓMEZ DÍAZ
Libia Stella Gómez Díaz is a filmmaker and television director, Master in Theory and History of Art and Architecture, and a doctoral candidate in the Doctorate of Art and Architecture at the National University of Colombia. She is the screenwriter and director of Un Tal Alonso Quijano, a feature film digitally released in 2021, which reached over 500,000 viewers. She is also the screenwriter and director of Ella, released in theaters in 2015, with which she won the title of Best Director at the Kolkata International Film Festival in India in November 2015, among other awards. Additionally, she is an investigator and director of the documentary feature El traje nuevo del Emperador, distributed on digital platforms in 2014.
Investigator and director of the documentary feature Arista Son, premiered in September 2011. She is the screenwriter and director of La Historia del Baúl Rosado, a film released in theaters in November 2005, for which she received, among others, the Ibermedia incentives for Development and Co-production. She is the author of the book of film criticism and analysis: La Mosca Atrapada en una Telaraña: Buñuel y Los Olvidados en el Contexto Latinoamericano. She is also the author of the articles: What Screenwriters Talk About; and The Role of the Director; for the guides of the Cinemateca Distrital.
CARDONA – JUAN PABLO BARRAGAN
In 2006, he graduated as a master of acting from the Superior Academy of Arts in Bogotá (ASAB). He completed the International Workshop for Actors and Directors at the International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Baños – EICTV (Cuba). He has been involved in numerous television productions. In recent years, he has participated in El Chapo (2018), Distrito Salvaje II (2019), and El Robo del Siglo (2019) by Dynamo and Netflix; Sobreviviendo a Escobar and La Mamá del 10 (2018) from Canal Caracol; Una Verdad Oscura from Dramax and RCN (2019); Hombres de Dios (2020) by Ivan Wild; El Rastro by Libia Stella Gómez (2022), and more recently, in Te la Dedico (2022) from RCN. He made his foray into cinema with the lead role in El Páramo (2011) by Jaime Osorio Márquez. He has also appeared in feature films such as Malcriados by Felipe Martínez (2016), Amalia la Secretaria (2017) by Andrés Burgos, Sol Negro (2018) directed by Laura Huertas Millán, Anomalia (2018) by Sergio Vargas, for which he won the award for Best Actor at the Bogotá Horror Film Festival, and Decembrina (2019) by Edwin Daniel Díaz, among others. He has worked on more than 15 theater productions under the direction of directors such as Jorge Alí Triana, Sandro Romero Rey, Victor Viviescas, Carolina Vivas, José Assad, Víctor Quesada, Mario Escobar, Manolo Orjuela, among others. He is the audiovisual director and producer of Yoki Barrios and El Barragán, a musical project that has led him to share the stage with artists such as Toto la Momposina, the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, among others. He is currently part of the La Congregación Teatro company, continues his career in cinema, and leads social projects using art as a tool for social transformation.
ISMAEL MATEUS – CARLOS HURTADO
From a very young age, he felt drawn to acting, starting his studies at the Luis Enrique Osorio School of Arts in Bogotá, continuing at the Charlot Academy under the guidance of its director Jaime Botero, and following in the footsteps of his great acting mentor Paco Barrero. He supplemented his studies at the Estudio XXI Academy. His first roles on stage were in productions such as Tito Andrónico, From Morning to Midnight, and La Calle, directed by Paco Barrero. In television, he has played unforgettable characters such as Randy in Cartas a Harrison, directed by Harold Trompetero, and the doorman in the series Cazados, directed by Guillermo Calle. On television, he has participated in productions such as Garzón (2018), Las Vega’s (2016), La Ley del Corazón (2016), Yo Soy Franky (2016) for RCN Televisión, La Junta (2019) for Canal Capital, Yo Soy Franky (2016) for Nickelodeon, among others. In film, he has been involved in movies like El Baño (2020), La Pachanga (2019), and Mamá al Volante (2019) by Harold Trompetero, El País Más Feliz del Mundo (2017) and El Caso Watson (2017) by Jaime Escallón, Empeliculados (2017) by Diego Bustamante, as well as classics like La Gente de la Universal (1991) by Felipe Aljure and Golpe de Estadio (1998) by Sergio Cabrera, among others. His dedication and passion for acting have led him to participate in major theater productions produced by the National Theater, including Ah Carajo and El Nuevo Traje del Emperador directed by Wilson García; El Inspector directed by Jorge Alí Triana, and the most recent 39 escalones directed by Ricardo Behrens.

ROCIO MARTÍNEZ- LUCÍA OROZCO

Lucía Orozco Cifuentes, actress, improviser, poet, slammer, artisan, and incurable curious from Santander. She has worked on various audiovisual productions including Un Tal Alonso Quijano, a feature film by Libia Stella Gómez, and Pichirilo, an award-winning short film at Bogoshorts. She recently starred in the series El Rastro, directed by Libia Stella Gómez. She is currently preparing her first poetry collection while also developing as a multidisciplinary artist and teacher.

Walther Luengas / David Gutiérrez
Álvaro Rodríguez / Manrique
Harold Córdoba / Pequinés
Adolfo Suárez / José Enrique Monzón
Andrés Bejar / Enrique Agudelo
Katerin Castillo Abril / Andrea
David Gómez / Francisco Mateus
Jerson Bernal / Daniel Torres
Myra Patiño / Camila Barragán

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