Marimbas del infierno
Marimbas from Hell

Julio Hernández Cordón

Guatemala, Comedy/Drama, 2010
73 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Don Alfonso, a victim of an extortion scheme, fearfully flees his home, accompanied only by his marimba. When he loses his job as a musician due to a dwindling interest in marimba music, he decides to take drastic measures and begins to fuse traditional marimba music with heavy metal. Together with his godson Chiquilin, a street-wise kid hooked on sniffing glue, and Blacko, a medical doctor and ex-Satan-worshiper turned fundamentalist-Orthodox-Jew-born-again Christian, the trio comes together as Marimbas del Infierno, playing a new style of music never imagined nor heard before. Winner of the 16th Valdivia Film Co-production Sessions & Venture Forum, and Hubert Bals Grant for digital production at the 2011 Rotterdam Film Festival.


Regional Premiere


Julio-Hernandez-Cordon_wJulio Hernández Cordón was born in 1975 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He began his studies in the field of Communication and Journalism at the University Rafael Landívar in Guatemala, and continued his studies at the CCC in Mexico City. Marimbas is his second feature film.







Producer: Julio Hernández Cordón, Pamela Guinea, Cyriac Auriol
Production Companies: Melindrosa Films, Les Films du Requin, Axolote Cine
Screenwriter: Julio Hernández Cordón
Cinematographer: María Secco
Editor: Lenz Claure
Sound Design: Antoine Brochu, Olivier Peria
Music: Guerreros del Metal, Bacteria Sound System
Cast: Alfonso Tunché, Blacko González, Víctor Hugo Monterroso
Print Source: Alex Garcia - FiGa Films, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Marimbas del infierno


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