The Moneychanger

  • Thus Spoke the Money Changer (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Black Comedy, Drama, Period, Thriller | Argentina, Germany, Uruguay

Shooting data

Start of shooting14/04/2018
End of shooting04/06/2018

Project data


Brief synopsis

In the mid-70s, the regional economy drew a lot of scoundrels into Uruguay. Institutions were bankrupted; there was a military government; the subversives were behind bars and, for certain sections of the Brazilian and Argentinian economies with a low reputation, the Uruguayan financial market seemed like an ideal place to make money disappear. This is when Humberto Brause begins a meteoric race in the buying and selling of foreign currency, sponsored by his own father-in-law, a veteran in the business of capital flight. But blinded by his excessive ambition, Humberto tramples everything and everyone in his path until he’s gotten his hands on the family business and accepts a suspicious assignment: laundering the largest sum of money he has ever seen.



ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Daniel HendlerHumberto Brause [L]
Dolores FonziGudrun [L]
Luis MachínSr. Schweinsteiger [L]
Benjamín VicuñaJavier Bonpland [GS]
Germán de SilvaMoacyr [SR]


Director of photographyArauco Hernández
DirectorFederico Veiroj
EditorFernando Franco
ComposerHernán Segret
ProducerClaudia Steffen
ProducerDiego Robino
ProducerChristoph Friedel
Executive producerNatacha Cervi
Executive producerSantiago López
Executive producerHernan Musaluppi
Production designerPablo Maestre Galli
ScreenwriterArauco Hernández
ScreenwriterMartín Mauregui
ScreenwriterFederico Veiroj
Literary sourceJuan Enrique Grubergleichnamiger Roman
Production sound mixerCatriel Vildosola

Distributing companies

Film Factory [es]International Sales


2019SpainSan Sebastian International Film Festival (Zinemaldia)Horizontes Latinos
2019CanadaToronto International Film Festival (TIFF)Platform
2019USANew York Film Festival


PremiereSunday, 08/09/2019Toronto International Film Festival [ca]