Synopsis: You think that an epidemic happening in Africa has nothing to do with a small pharmaceutical company in South America trying to grow? Or that a fight between guerrillas inside a country has something to do with the country itself? You think America is the ruler of the world? You think that the insecurity, the economical instability, the immigration, the religious war, the civil wars… You believe that the world wars happen just because? You think the world you see is the real world? Come on man, we all know that there is something else, something hidden. That the threads of life are moved by puppets as well. They have been selling us rotten fish for ages but we haven’t done anything about it.
Look here. There is a forest. There is a building. There is a bed. There is a phone and there is Joseph. We see him start with $2,000 to build a fortune of more than 1 trillion dollar. Joseph becomes the owner of the companies leading each industry around the world, he finances wars, changes in government, makes revolutions, and puts the world on its knees. Not the world you see. The one you don’t.
And Joseph’s goal it’s larger than all of these.
The story follows this man, almost like a monk, in the pieces of world where we are living. He works with his phone, interacting with assistants and with this unknown person called Zeta. The only man that knows Joseph until he let this woman into his life.
This woman is a problem for Joseph. Because he has a clear goal and he doesn’t know how to relate and introduce into a relationship.
But somehow, he will try.
Elisabeth Ehrlich (She)
Christian Bargados (Zeta)
“EXTERNO is a film where we try to unveil the political, economical and cultural reality that we are seeing in the world, where many of us are losing our moral compass in the un-peaceful pursuit of power. The film is set as the story of a person who tries (and succeeds) conquering the entire world to improve it, with the cost of millions of lives destroyed and bringing the third world war to our planet. Each scene of the film is a manifesto of a reality that is currently happening in the stock market, governments, pharmaceutical industry, food industry, real estate industry, drug trafficking, among other areas that wear a costume to hide a fractured reality of which we would like to pay special attention as an important step for change.
Our wish for this film is to be loud. To provoke reflection, dialogue, and eventually change. It is framed into a story that possesses a highly artistic intensity that was achieved through the hard work of a team of young talented artists who knew how to capture it on film.”
Jonathan Taub is an Argentinean designer and filmmaker living and working in Mexico City and Berlin. He was born in San Carlos de Bariloche in 1987. Jonathan has worked in various mediums-fiction films, documentaries, mini-series, and advertisements over the past years. He is often involved in collaborative projects that playfully intend to explore and expose the highs and lows of the human condition. His work usually incorporates an immersive visual and musical component to them. EXTERNO is the first feature film directed by Jonathan and Leandro Taub (AKA Taub Brothers) that will premier in 2021. He is currently working in the post-production of the TV mini-series “Inspire”, the production of the documentary “Food Wasting“ and collaborating in the development of a new feature film.
As an author, Leandro Taub wrote 5 books, and a collection of 22 mini-books, among which are ‘The Hidden Mind’, ‘Homemade Wisdom’ and ‘The Anarchist’. He gave more than 400 conference lectures to tens of thousands of people from Latin America, Asia and Europe. As an actor, he worked in feature films and art films, among which are ‘Endless Poetry’ by Alejandro Jodorowsky, ‘Woodwind’ by Fin Manjoo and ‘An Innocent Mind Has No Fear’ by Ralf Schmerberg, and collaborated with talented artists as Udo Kier, Fito Páez and Amanda Plummer As an entrepreneur and economist, he cofounded an investment advisory company, a film production company, a multimedia agency and a publishing company. Also he is an advisor of individuals in spiritual and life issues.