A Common Crime

“A Common Crime”, the new film by Francisco Márquez, will have its world premiere at Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section.


Cecilia (40) is a sociology teacher at the University. One stormy night, Kevin (15), a poor young man, the son of her maid, desperately knocks on the door of her house. Terrified, she doesn’t open. The next day, Kevin’s body shows up floating in the river, murdered by the police. Cecilia begins to be haunted by the young man’s ghost. Disturbed, she tries to forget him and go on with her life, but now it seems she is the ghost.

Festivals & Awards

  • 70th Berlinale: Panorama 2020


Elisa Carricajo (Cecilia), Mecha Martínez (Nebe), Eliot Otazo (Kevin), Ciro Coien Pardo (Juan), Cecilia Rainero (Claudia)


Screenwriter: Francisco Márquez, Tomás Downey
Cinematography: Federico Lastra
Editing: Lorena Moriconi
Sound: Abel Tortorelli
Music: Orlando Scarpa Neto
Producers: Luciana Piantanida, Andrea Testa, Francisco Márquez
Co-producers: Daniel Pech, Dan Wechsler
Production: Pensar con las manos (AR), Multiverso (AR), Bord Cadre films (CH)

Technical Data

Format: 1:1.33 / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 96′
Released: 2020
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, French


Original title: Un crimen común