Paramount+ today unveiled the thrilling trailer and premiere date for THE RESCUE: WEIGHT OF THE WORLD (EL RAPTO). The upcoming original Argentine film from Paramount+ is directed by the renowned filmmaker Daniela Goggi (Abzurdah, El Hilo Rojo) and stars Rodrigo de La Serna (Money Heist). The much-anticipated film has been critically acclaimed in international film festivals including Venice, Toronto, Zurich, Biarritz and Monterrey, and will premiere in October in selected theaters in Argentina and on November 3, 2023 in all Paramount+ international markets.
In September, the film had its North American Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film was presented in the “Special Presentations” category. Lead actor Rodrigo de la Serna (Money Heist), the director and renowned filmmaker Daniela Goggi (Abzurdah, El Hilo Rojo) and the producer Benjamín Domenech from Rei Cine were in attendance. THE RESCUE: WEIGHT OF THE WORLD also participated in the Venice International Film Festival.
THE RESCUE: THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD takes place in Buenos Aires, in the 1980s. Julio Levy and his family return to Argentina after a long exile to enjoy their life in the new democracy and to work in the family business when an unfortunate event alters his plans. His brother is kidnapped, forcing Julio to take his place in the family business, while he manages the company and leads a complex operation to rescue his brother. Julio will discover the face of the hidden forces that still operate behind the recently recovered Argentine democracy. Starring alongside Rodrigo de la Serna are Julieta Zylberberg, Andrea Garrote, Germán Palacios and Jorge Marrale.
THE RESCUE: THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD is a fictional political thriller inspired by several events that happened after the dictatorship and in the book “El salto de papá” by Martín Sivak. The film is produced by Paramount Television International Studios, Rei Cine and Infinity Hill.