Alvaro Mutis: the elements of disaster
- Type: Documentary
- Duration: 52 min
- Director: Mauricio Martinez-Cavard Yves Billon
- Release date: 2000
- Producers: Yves Billon
- Co-production: ABCiné Les Films du Village Ministère de la Culture Colombie
- Sound: Sibylle Hayem
- Editing: Lysiane Le Mercier Nicole Agostini
- Languages: English français
- Participation: Canal 22 CNC Direction du Livre Discovery Latin America People and Arts
- Broadcast format: Digital Betacam Digital SD file
- Distribution: Zaradoc
Alvaro Mutis is the ” second ” internationally renowned Colombian writer after Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Though they are friends, they have almost nothing in common: tastes, sources of inspiration, style and political opinions.
The film will portray this exceptional man who has surprisingly so much of a European. It will analyse the mysteries of his passion for history. It will try to follow Maqroll the Gabier– Mutis puzzling and unlikely double– in the complex world of his nightmarish and raving everyday life.