Director: Miguel Pereira

Country:  Argentina, Spain

Year of Production:  2005

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On the border of Bolivia and Argentina, where stunning scenery contrasts with the hopeless poverty of the inhabitants in their remote villages, a plane lands carrying a young man dressed as a priest and bringing luggage apparently stuffed with bibles for the salvation of souls. But in these parts people need a different kind of salvation. To make a living, the villagers produce original ceramic works: the patterns, together with their destiny, are engraved using the bones of dead ancestors. Pedro's fate, after a dramatic event, is in the hands of these inhabitants.

Conversely, the village sees the sudden arrival of a priest as a sign and a chance to change their destiny. They are in disagreement as to how to overcome their poverty: either they continue their potter's trade, or surrender to the avarice of some of them and destroy their sacred sites and culture.

The hopes of both camps lie with Pedro: he is deemed the most qualified judge.

DESTINY is an adaptation of the novel by Hector Tizon, The Man Who Came to a Village (El hombre que llego a un pueblo).

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Production Details

Country:  Argentina, Spain

Year of Production:  2005

Language:  Spanish


  • English

Duration:  102 minutes


  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  TBC

DVD Release Date:  TBC

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