A 19-year-old man decides to join the army. From that day on, his life changes: he becomes the drummer in the military band, and his everyday life is now a combination of military training and music. “Soldado” portrays the transformation of a teenager into a grown up full of uncertainties and contradictions and explores the construction of subjectivity within a total institution.


Manuel Abramovich

Manuel Abramovich is a filmmaker and cinematographer. He directed the films Años Luz (Light Years, 2017), Soldado (2017), La Reina (The Queen, 2013), Las Luces (The Lights, 2014), Solar (2016), Soldado (Soldier, 2017) and Años Luz (Light Years, 2017). His films have been shown at central festivals (Berlinale, Venice, MoMA, IDFA, Tribeca, San Sebastián, Documenta Madrid, Los Angeles, BAFICI, Karlovy Vary) and have received numerous awards.


2017. Años luz. Largometraje.

2017. Soldado. Largometraje.

2016. Solar. Largometraje.

2014. Las luces. Cortometraje.

2013. La reina. Cortometraje.



Directed byManuel Abramovich
WithJuan José González
Produced byAlejandra Grinschpun, Gema Juárez Allen, Pedro Saleh
Executive producersAlejandra Grinschpun, Gema Juárez Allen
DF Manuel Abramovich
EditingAnita Remón
Sound designSofía Straface
Additional cameraArmin Marchesini
Line producerJuan Pablo Colombo
Production coordinatorsFrancisco Novick, Carla Rosmino
Field producerMilton Secchi
Sound mixLeandro De Loredo
Editing assistantJuanchi Menchaca
Additional soundRufino Basavilbaso, Nahuel Palenque, Francisco Pedemonte
Script collaborator, assistant directorAimé Pansera
Color gradingLuisa Cavanagh (Quanta Post)
Graphic designAgustín Ceretti
Supported byVisions Sud Est, Instituto de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales Argentino (INCAA)


  • Berlinale (WP, Feb 2017)
  • Festival de Guadalajara (Mexico, March 2017)
  • IFF Panamá (April 2017)
  • EDOC (Ecuador, May 2017)
  • Olhar de Cinema Curitiba (Brazil, June 2017)
  • Sheffield Doc Fest (UK, June 2017)
  • Doc Montevideo, (Uruguay, July 2017)
  • Festival de Cine de Lima (Perú, August 2017)
  • Dokfilmwoche Berlin (Berlin, September 2017)
  • Festival de San Sebastián (Spain, September 2017)
  • Festival de Cine Cali (Colombia, November 2017) / Special Mention from the Jury
  • FIDOCS (Chile, November 2017)
  • AntofaDocs (Chile, November 2017)
  • IDFA (Amsterdam, November 2017)
  • Kassel Documentary Film Festival (Germany, November 2017)
  • Festival de Mar del Plata (Argentina, November 2017) FIPRESCI Award / Best Argentinian Script / Best Sound
  • Festival Rizoma (Spain, November 2017)