Desconexión centers around how people are relying more and more heavily on phones for communication. In particular, a man pressed for time is making seemingly important phone calls to a certain Ariel Maldonado. He takes a cab and hurries home, but soon realizes that he left his phone in the taxi. Meanwhile, a man finds a cellphone in a cab, and wonders what to do with it.

This film is an interesting commentary about the communication (or lack thereof) that happens between people today. Coupled with beautiful cinematography, this film is thrilling, touching, and hints of a tinge of sadness. It makes you wonder about just how disconnected people can be in the wireless world of today.

I think that this film really does mirror a rather sad reality of today. What about you? What do you think about the man with the documents and the man who found the phone?

(Desconexión is available with English subtitles on YouTube. Click here for a man who only has 10 minutes to persuade a stranger about a phone number. Click here for another story about a person talking on the phone.)

Desconexión, on YouTube


Directed by Yecid Benavides

Producers’ website


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