género * genre

opera prima /documental


producido por

* produced by


productores ejecutivos

  1. *executive producers

Virginia Bogliolo

país * country


Straight to VHS

Written & directed by Emilio Silva Torres


"Act of Violence in a Young Journalist" is a Uruguayan film shot and released on VHS in 1989.  It has become a cult film in Uruguayan cinema and lives under a veil of mystery and exotic theories about its creator, Manuel Lamas, about whom nothing is known.

The director sets out to unveil the mystery that exists about Lamas and his work, delving into the cult of fanatics, dark myths and lost VHS cassettes. In this way, he gets involved in a spiral that dissolves the limits of reality and fiction.

funded by

development funds by

Emilio Silva Torres


The lack of stereotypes and of adaptation to pre-established forms defines the development of a personal narrative in which everything is permitted.  With the script of his first film he received several awards at the local level and funds for development, production and post-production. “Straight video” is currently in post-production.