Terror Familiar

La historia de mi abuelo Luis Alberto Galateo. Una gloria deportiva, una tragedia y la oscuridad familiar en una docuficción en clave terror

Family terror, is not only the story of my family and its redemption but an attempt tounderstand a society that for a long time inculcated the values ​​of the strongest, of macho violence and the exaltation of personal glory above all. Looking at this present time for the questions that could have been asked to avoid such a tragedy.


Género:
Terror documental

Productora:
Testa Cine / Pequeña productora

Descripción
La historia de mi abuelo Luis Alberto Galateo. Una gloria deportiva, una tragedia y la oscuridad familiar en una docuficción en clave terror

Sinopsis
Alberto Luis Galateo, mi abuelo, es el eje central de la historia. No es un hombre cualquiera, desde chico escuché su nombre cada vez que se acercaba un mundial de fútbol.

Fue en el segundo mundial, Italia 1934, jugando contra Suecia, partido que perdimos 3 a 2, donde mi abuelo metió su único gol con la camiseta del seleccionado.

A medida que pasó el tiempo fui descubriendo secretos de su vida que se mantenían ocultos. Él murió en 1961, días antes de cumplir sus 50 años de vida. Pero tampoco fue una muerte común.

Largometraje documental con partes de ficción todo en clave de cine de terror.

Synopsis:
Alberto Luis Galateo, my grandfather, is the central axis of the story. He’s not just any
man. Ever since I was a kid I’ve heard his name every time a World Cup came around. It
was in the second World Cup, Italy 1934, playing against Sweden, a match we lost 3 to 2,
where my grandfather scored his only goal with the national team’s shirt.
As time went by I discovered secrets of his life that were kept hidden. He died in 1961, just
days before his 50th birthday. But it wasn’t a normal death either. In fact, it was a murder.
When I was 12 years old I discovered that the one who had killed him was none other
than my uncle. I mean, it was a patricide.
My grandfather began his football career in 1930 in Colón de Santa Fe, he was inside left
(what is known today as number 10) was engaged to the daughter of the club’s president
and, according to the newspapers of the time, he received a sum of money to go and play
for the rival team, Unión. That’s how he left his old girlfriend and started his career in
tatengue.
Then, came the World Cup to which only amateur players went. On his return, he reached
an agreement with Huracán club from the Federal Capital, where he played until 1937 to
continue playing for clubs such as Racing, Chacarita, Sportivo Candioti; until he finished his
career at Colegiales in 1944.
In 1936 he married my grandmother Fortunata M. Bongiovanni. They settled in her
family’s house, in the town of Saenz Pena, Province of Buenos Aires. They have three

children. The eldest, David José Galateo. The middle daughter, my aunt Susana Luisa
Galateo and the youngest, my father, Luis Alberto Galateo. My grandfather, once he
retired from football, started working as a cabinetmaker.
According to family members, neighbours and acquaintances, my grandfather was a
violent and jealous person. He abused drink and when he returned home he beat his wife
and three children. In fact, he was suspended from several clubs because of his addiction.
One Sunday afternoon in February, my grandfather came home drunk and tried to beat
his wife again. My uncle, then 20 years old, tired of the blows, tries to defend his mother
and pulls out a 38 revolver, firing three shots at his father.
The Clarín newspaper, the day after, portrays him in this way (see photographic section):
Date: Buenos Aires, Monday 27th February 1961
Headline: Tragic end for an exceptional player: Alberto L. Galateo
Headline: Tragic end had yesterday in the locality of Saenz Pena, the outstanding
footballer of Santa Fe, of the «golden age», Alberto Luis Galateo. For family reasons, his
son David José killed him with three shots, one of which killed him instantly. The parricide
used a 38 caliber, short revolver.

Family terror, is not only the story of my family and its redemption but an attempt to
understand a society that for a long time inculcated the values of the strongest, of macho
violence and the exaltation of personal glory above all. Looking at this present time for the
questions that could have been asked to avoid such a tragedy.

Director
Damián Galateo

Guionista
Damián Galateo

Productor
Damián Galateo y Hugo Crexell

Dirección de fotografía: Julián Babino
Títulos y gráfica: Joaquin Zelaya
Sonido directo: Martín Vaissman / Martín Galimani
Música: Pablo Crespo
Montaje: Federico Rozas (eda-sae)

Categories
Película

Traducción
Tomás Stasinsky