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In person: actor Victor Prada A mysterious epidemic has Lima’s citizens dropping like flies. Forensic cleaner Eusebio’s (Victor Prada) job is to disinfect the homes of the recently dead. During a routine sterilization of what he believes to be an empty apartment, he is surprised to discover young Joaquin (Adrian Du Bois) hiding in the closet. When the city’s overcrowded orphanages refuse Joaquin, Eusebio decides to look after the boy himself. What ensues is a poignant and moving story of an unexpected friendship, effectively combining science fiction with Latin American Neorealism. Newcomer Adrián Saba’s debut creates a metaphorical picture of Latin America, a society of extreme disparity and stark contrasts, yet a place where kindness and generosity reign despite the surrounding death and decay.Victor Prada is an actor and theater and TV producer born in Lima. He studied at the National Drama Institute of Perú and he worked at the most renowned theatres of that country while he also participated and directed several television productions. He has appeared in films such as Abisa a los compañeros, Una raya más al tigre, Octubre (Latin WAve 2010), The Cleaner and El evangelio de la carne, to be released in the next months.