Scene from the film The Lifeguard
Scene from the film The Lifeguard
Scene from the film The Lifeguard

The Lifeguard

  • Chile
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Mauricio is a lifeguard who tries to steer clear from getting in the water, he believes that a good professional applies preventive measures to stop people from drowning. The problem is that those who come to the beach in the summer want to forget that during the year someone tells them what to do. Nobody wants to do what they’re told and he doesn’t want to risk his life for them.


  • Original Title
    El Salvavidas
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Maite Alberdi, Sebastian Bramh
  • Cinematography
    Pablo Valdés
  • Editing
    Alejandro Fernandez Almendras
  • Sound
    Roberto Espinoza, Pablo Bahamondes,
  • Runtime
    64 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Chile
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary, Altazor Award 2012
    • Audience Award, Valdivia International Film Festival, 2012
    • Jury Special Mention, Guadalajara Film Festival, 2012
    • Best Documentary, Cine Tropical Awards, 2013 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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