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Dead Slow Ahead

Directed by Mauro Herce

Spain | 1 hr 14 min | 2015

A freighter crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its pace reveals the continuous movement of the machinery devouring its workers: the old sailors’ gestures disappearing under the mechanical and impersonal pulse of the 21st century. Perhaps it is a boat adrift, or maybe just the last example of an endangered species with engines still running, unstoppable.

Dead Slow Ahead - Mauro HerceMauro Herce
Director, Producer, Writer

Born in Barcelona in 1976, Mauro Herce graduated in engineering and fine arts before enrolling in film school at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) and the École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris. He started his career as a director of photography and screenwriter on such films as Ocaso (2010), Arraianos (2012), A puerta fria (2012), El quinto evangelio de Gaspar Hauser (2013) and Slimane (2013). Dead Slow Ahead (2015) is his first feature film as a director.

Dead Slow Ahead - Poster

Film Information

Director: Mauro Herce
Country: Spain
Year: 2015
Language: Spanish
Runtime: 1 hr 14 min
Rated: PG


Producers: Jose Alayon, Jasmina Sijercic, Mauro Herce, Armel Hostiou
Mauro Herce, Manuel Muñoz R.

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