El Orden De Las Cosas (The Order of Things)

El Orden De Las Cosas


El Orden De Las Cosas (The Order of Things, in English) starts with a man talking to a woman in a tub. It seems like an innocent conversation, but then a number of odd things crop up. Why is the woman always in water? Why can’t the man find his belt? What do all those marks mean?

This dramatic short film about a woman and her husband’s belt is almost heart-breaking. The subtle hint of domestic violence rings throughout the film, and the story-telling for it has been done well. I suppose it’s quite a fitting ending, but oh, how sad it is.

(This is available with and without English subtitles on Vimeo and YouTube. Here’s another film that depicts abuse as a very scary thing. And here’s a film that may just be related to this one.)

El Orden De Las Cosas, on Vimeo (no subtitles)


El Orden De Las Cosas, on Vimeo (English subtitles)


El Orden De Las Cosas is also available on YouTube.


Directed by César Esteban Alenda & José Esteban Alenda

Film’s official website


I'm the webmaster and author at Freespanishshortfilms.com. I started this website as a complement to my studies in the Spanish language, but honestly, it just gave me an excuse to watch lots of great short films (like the ones in my author's picks section). I also blog and write short stories.

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