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A Monster with a Thousand Heads

[ Un Monstruo de mil cabezas ]

Director:Rodrigo Plá

Drama Suspense

Asian Premiere

10/28 17:50-  Ticket sales have closed.  10/29 20:00-  Ticket sales have closed.  10/30 14:20-  Ticket sales have closed.  

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75min. Spanish Color | 2015 Mexico | 


A sick man takes a sudden turn for the worse. His wife, who is caring for him at home, hurriedly contacts the family doctor, but something unexpected happens. This stunning, non-stop suspense centers on the desperate actions of an average housewife.

Rodrigo Plá’s previous effort, “The Delay”, lauded at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012, dealt with a single mother, who, while working and raising her children, tries to cope with the added burden of a sick father. This work also focuses on a woman’s desperate attempts to save her bedridden husband. Both examine the state of the contemporary family from the perspective of the socially vulnerable, but this one has a stronger element of suspense while being both artistic and entertaining. The film maintains a sense of tension while carefully introducing each of the characters—an amazing technical achievement considering the 75-minute running time. It represents a new form of storytelling.

Schedule & TicketData


10/28 17:50 - (75min)


Q&A : Rodrigo Plá(Director), Sandino Saravia Vinay (Producer)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


Shinjuku WALD9 Theater3

10/29 20:00 - (75min)

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/30 14:20 - (75min)


Q&A : Rodrigo Plá(Director),Sandino Saravia Vinay (Producer)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


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Rodrigo Plá

Rodrigo Plá was born in Uruguay and was raised in Mexico. He studied film at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City. His The Zone (2007) won the Leone del Futuro—"Luigi De Laurentiis"Venice Award for a Debut Film and FIPRESCI at the Toronto International Film Festival. His second feature, Desierto Adentro (2008) was chosen for closing of the 2008 Cannes’ Critics' Week and won numerous awards.

Director : Rodrigo Plá
Cinematographer : Odei Zabaleta
Production Designer : Bárbara Enríquez
Production Designer : Alejandro García
Costumes : Malena de La Riva
Sound Designer : Axel Muṅoz
Sound Design : Alejandro de Icaza
Music : Jacabo Lieberman
Music : Leonardo Heiblum
Editor : Miguel Schverdfinger

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