Linber Case (The)

Directed by: Diego Fernández Pujol
Country: Uruguay, Colombie, France
Genre: Advenure, Comedy



In the 1924 Olympic games, Uruguay won gold for soccer. However, the hosts of the event, the French, lost. Badly. It’s 2024, and the Olympics return to
France. Not only do they want to win, but they want to make up for the defeat (the French never let go) by giving themselves those same medals they lost back in 1924. To do this, they have recovered all but one. They will go above and beyond for it, but a nerdy student, his girlfriend, and an eccentric teacher will show them not to mess with a “charrua.”

Director’s vision

As the script proposes, the tone of the film is comedy, which is based on the
genre of adventure and intrigue which are familiar to the viewer. The
particularity of the story is that it takes place in Uruguay and with an element of content
symbolic as the feat of 1924, a founding myth of Uruguayan identity.
The challenge of directing this project is to achieve a balance between humor and empathy that
generate the protagonists to accompany them in this adventure they undertake. Must
make the structure work so that funny situations are effective, rather than
for the sum of jokes.
On the other hand, the gallery of secondary and occasional characters is numerous: one must
exploit the feeling that there are no normal people in this fiction, avoiding the
naturalism from art and performance. It is not only the search for the medal, but a
agenda of meetings that in addition to contributing to history, must have a development in itself
themselves and a valuable staging per se.
An interesting aspect is to make it a product that works for a viewer who
Don’t be Uruguayan. While you are going to have numerous local references, you must allow for a
reading and enjoyment without having that information. And it’s attractive to think that it could be a
way of presenting the viewer with an ironic view of what it means to be “Uruguayan” as
At the level of camera placement, there must be a base with medium shots and somewhat
angles for the dialogues and presentation of characters, which alternate with proposals
differentiated for the rest of the situations, such as persecutions and
movements between one place and another. The same with light management, which must be moved away
of the naturalistic and increase the risk as the film progresses.
Another factor to work on is the original music. Besides that there are many moments that
support (for suspense, mystery, action) it is interesting to suggest that the characters have
its own sound universe, which can vary in the different moments or emotions that
have. It’s also good to think about playing with proximity to certain melodies
recognizable by viewers.
LA ÚLTIMA MEDALLA offers a new commitment to the production of comedies of the
Uruguayan cinematography. Located in the line of films like THE THEORY OF THE
new commitment to a product that has the general public as its main objective.



Director’s biography

Diego Fernández Pujol produced the web series EL ÚLTIMO YOUTUBER, premiered on UN3TV in Argentina, and was co-producer of the film MULHER DO PAI (Brazil-Uruguay 2016), selected for the 2017 Berlinale. For eight years, he was a director at Transparent Films, where, in addition to directing commercials, he developed the content area, with educational animation series such as ANA LA RANA, as well as documentary and fiction projects for film and television. He is an ORT teacher of Audiovisual Language and Multimedia Storytelling, and is currently developing the projects EL ROBO DEL ÁGUILA (fiction series), EL SIGNING (feature feature), and #PARQUE 33 (transmedia web series)


Production Company: Criatura Cine

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