The man aside is Ricardo Liaño, a Spanish inmigrant settled in Chile who was a boxing promoter, a show business producer and creator of a number of muddy businesses. Old sponger and talker and now an octogenarian and a poor man, Liaño wanders around with the obssesion of himself still being a winner and that for the third time in his life he will be a millionaire “in dollars”. His subjugating personality leads him to propose the filmmakers to make a movie about his life, instead of a documentary. The hired scriptwriter, Samir Nazal, must confront Liaño who, at all costs, wishes to convince those around him that his unrealistic projects will give him again fame, wealth and the happiness to meet again with his family. Through a singular mix of tragedy and comedy and a record that goes deep into the character’s intimacy, this documentary shows in a very vivid way the drama of a human being faced to the inevitability of his own decay.




















Length: 56’
Year of Production: 2002
Country of Production: Chile
Original Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Sound: Dolby 5.1


Direction and Edition: Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff
Executive Production: Bettina Perut
Photography and Camera: Sebastián Moreno
Sound: Ivan Osnovikoff
Production: Bettina Perut
Sound Post-Production: Antonio Gildemesiter
Dolby Mix: Filmocentro Sonido
35mm Transfer: Technicolor Montréal