Doing a little digging this morning we learned that Jaime Osorio’s supernatural war film El Paramo has been retitled to The Squad, a film we first told you about yesterday morning. We made a few calls and were able to get our hands on the art and some images from the film, alongside the official synopsis. The pic is for sale at this week’s American Film Market, so hopefully we’ll hear of some distribution news soon.
“All contact with a military base high in the desolate wastelands of Colombiahas been lost. The authorities – believing the base to have fallen to a terrorist attack – send a nine-man squad to investigate.When they arrive, the men discover a shocking scene of carnage, and only onesurvivor – a mute woman in chains.
Gradually the isolation, the inability to communicate with the outside worldand the impossibility of escape begin to undermine the sanity of the soldiers.They start to question the identity of their enemy, and the true nature ofthe strange, silent woman. Is she a terrorist? A victim? Or something moresinister? Something supernatural… Paranoia takes root. Prisoners of fearand the terrible secret they share, their humanity abandoned, the men turn savagely on each other.”