Netflix is shooting its first feature in Uruguay

Filming is expected to wrap in November.

By Melissa Kasule 13 Oct 2021

Netflix is shooting its first feature in Uruguay

Netflix's first Uruguayan film Togo has begun filming in the country’s capital, Montevideo.

Writer-director Adrián Caetano’s crime drama follows small-time drug traffickers who are taking over the streets of Montevideo and extorting car drivers to work for them, but are resisted by caretaker Togo who fends off the threats of violence.

Caetano (Boliva, Chronicle of an Escape, The Lost Brother) will also executive produce with Luis Ara and Ignacio Jaunsolo.

Argentinian actor Diego Alonso will play the protagonist Togo, and is joined in the cast by Néstor ‘Tito’ Prieto, Catalina Arrillaga, Luis Alberto Acosta Marcos Da Costa, José Pagano, Federico Morosini and Sabrina Valiente.

Trailer Films, Ska Films and La Expresión del Desire are producing the Uruguayan original, with filming expected to run until the middle of November.  

“Recording in Uruguay again is a very special situation for me. I feel that this is a great opportunity to tell the story of Togo, a character that arises from my imagination with which I share values ​​and that I admire. Also having the creative freedom and support of Netflix to be able to do so [is great]," said Caetano. 

Netflix's vice president of content for Latin America, Francisco Ramos, adds: “We are happy to be able to make our first film in Uruguay, a country with a talented creative community, with stories that deserve to be told.”

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