Melancholy Thriller

Murder me, monster

Alejandro Fadel

Catalog movies
  • Duration: 1h49
See festivals
Cannes International Film Festival (Un Certain Regard)


Rural police officer Cruz investigates the bizarre case of a headless woman’s body found in a remote region by the Andes Mountains.

David, the husband of Cruz’s lover Francisca, becomes the prime suspect and is sent to a local mental hospital. David blames the crime to the inexplicable and brutal appearance of the “Monster.”

Cruz stumbles on a mysterious theory involving geometric landscapes, mountain motorcyclists and a mantra stuck in his head: Murder Me, Monster.

About the director

Alejandro Fadel was born in Mendoza, Argentina in 1981. In 2003 he co-directed “Love (first part)” that premiered in Venice’s Critic’s Week. As a writer, he worked with Pablo Trapero, Damián Szifrón, Walter Salles, Adrian Caetano and Peter Weber, among others. Since 2011 he’s a founding member and partner in the production company La Unión de los Ríos, based in Buenos Aires. “The Wild Ones” (Los Salvajes – 2012) his first feature as a writer and director, was premiered and awarded at Cannes’ Critic’s Week. His short film “Gallo Rojo” co-directed with Zamo Mkhwanazi opened at the 2016 Cannes’ Director’s Fortnight. “Muere, Monstruo, Muere” (2018) selected for Cannes Film Festival Official Selection Un Certain Regard is his second feature as a writer and director.

  • Director Alejandro Fadel
  • With Victor Lopez
  • Esteban Bigliardi
  • Tania Casciani
  • Jorge Prado
  • Romina Iniesta
  • Sofia Palomino
  • Stéphane Rideau
  • Script Alejandro Fadel
  • Director of Photography Julian APEZTEGUiA
  • Manuel Rebella
  • Sound Engineer Santiago Fumagalli
  • Costume Designer Andres P. Estrada
  • Production Designer Laura Caligiuri
  • Production Designer Florencia Caligiuri
  • Original music Alex Nante
  • Production Rouge international
  • La Union de los Rios
  • Cinestacion
  • Uproduction
  • Coproduction FRUTACINE
  • France Distributor (Theatrical Release) UFO Distribution
  • Export / International sales The Match Factory