This is the issued credits and picture information published in 1981
A Feature Length Motion Picture Produce by Panorama Productions, Inc.
Two strangers become trapped underground following the unexpected destruction of an apartment building. The man and woman, immediately detesting each other, realize they may have inherited the earth as its sole survivors. ATRAPADOS- TRAPPED, and exploration in survival of the body and the spirit.
JULIO TORRESOTO SONIA VIVAS
MATTHEW IRMAS JAN SANTAGATA
JOHN PETERSEN DANIEL LICHT CONJUNTO CLASICO
MATTHEW PATRICK MATSUO KUHARA
Set Design Art Direction Props
JAVIER TORRES FELIX CORDERO VICENTA SOTO-LONGO
COLOR 91 MINUTES
IN SPANICH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
© 1981 PANORAMA PRODUCTIONS, INC.
C A S T
CARLOS ... JULIO TORRESOTO
ALBA ... SONIA VIVAS
SOPHIE . ... CHARLENE KOH
MARCUS . .. MARK MASSI
BOWLING MANAGER . . DANIEL EARNSHAW
DRUNK ........... JOHN MARTELLO
CHAUFFEUR .. GLENN COOPER
MASHER STEVE KRANTZ
BUM . PETER PRESS
SCREAMER . CARMEN BONEFONT
BELLY DANCER .. ASILAH
C R E D I T S
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER . MATTHEW PATRICK
CO-PRODUCER . .. MATTHEW IRMAS
STORY/SCREEPLAY . . JULIO TORRESOTO
CINEMATOGRAPHY .. MATTHEW PATRICK
EDITING MATSUO KUHARA
SET DESIGN .. JAVIER TORRES
ART DIRECTION . FELIX CORDERO
PROP MASTER .. VICENTA SOTO-LONGO
MUSIC COMPOSITION .. DANIEL LICHT
ELECTRONIC MUSIC JOHN PETERSEN
MUSIC CONSULTANT . MAX ROACH
CONJUNT CLASSICO perform . DON PEDRITO
SIN RUMBO ALGUNO
EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT . PAUL WHITE
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER .. TOM JOSLIN
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR JON BERSON
PRODUCTION MANAGER JULITO HELLER
UNIT MANAGER . JOHN COLES
SOUND EDITOR . NANCY MESHKOFF
STILLS .. CAMILLE PERROTTET
SUBTITLES/TRANSLATION .. JEANNE QUINN
SET CONSTRUCTION MIGUEL GONZALEZ
NEGATIVE MATCHING . NOELLE PENRAAT
PUBLICIST . ROSINA RUBIN
SPECIAL EFFECTS .. UNLIMITED VISION
OPTICALS . EUE SCREEN GEMS
RE-RECORDING .. QUALITY INTERNATIONAL
This film is dedicated to the memory of JAVIER TORRES
A T R A P A D O S (TRAPPED)
A feature-length motion picture
(in Spanish with English subtitles)
ATRAPADOS is an exploration into survival by determination, a gripping tale of hope, courage and sanity in an insane world.
As the film opens, a fateful catastrophe disrupts the everyday lives of two strangers, sealing the opposing souls beneath the rubble of a collapsed high-rise apartment building.
What has happened? Does anyone else survive? Can they escape? Will they die?
The victims are a couple who appear to have nothing in common. Carlos (Julio Torresoto) isa a plumber; he lives to eat, drink and sleep. Alba (Sonia Vivas) is a highly educated woman, enmeshed in a loveless marriage to a prominent astronomy professor. Are they already dead?
The soft Alba is repulsed by the coarse, primal Carlos. She cringes with horror at his vulgar animal behavior as he joyously gourges himself on rats. She studies philosophy as he obsessively digs a tunnel toward an outside world that may in reality be devastated. Carlos in turn finds Albas own fanatical preoccupation with abstract knowledge and the supernatural ridiculous. He attacks and humiliates her intellectual purity.
But as the nightmare continues, their strange, isolated, sunless world becomes a home where life goes on. As the months pass, polarity gives way to magnetism, repulsion turns to passion, disgust to respect, frigidity to warmth, hate to love, fear to hope. Together Carlos and Alba confront the suffocation of their confinement and strive to transcend the darkness of their entrapment and attain freedom.
A T R A P A D O S: THE EXPERIENCE
By sticking to a grueling programs of exercise and diet, actor Julio Torresoto shared in the ordeal of Carlos, the character he portrays in ATRAPADOS. Weighing in at 200 pounds at the commencement of filming, the actor reduced to a mere 120 pounds by the completion of principal photography a year later. His co-star, Sonia Vivas, lost 30 pounds for her role in the movies.
Commenting on the experience, Mr. Torresoto remarked, Walking the fine line between fantasy and reality enabled us to bring a sense of sould and realism to ATRAPADOS that we could not have achieved by using make-up and body costuming.
PRODUCTIONS announces the completion of ATRAPADOS
(TRAPPED), a highly stylized, Spanish language, fantasy
feature film. ATRAPADOS
is one of the first legitimate artworks from a new emerging culture that is
neither from Latin nor Anglo America.
There are 25 millions Hispanics living in the
This is director/producer
MATTHEW PATRICKs first major feature film. Mr. Patricks previous films have won
numerous awards, including the
principal actor and screenwriter, is a veteran stage and screen actor who has
appeared in over 15 Mexican and American feature films. In addition to the script of ATRAPADOS, he has written numerous film, TV and
radio scripts, and is the creator of the award-winning QUE
TAL AMIGOS?, a Spanish language program syndicated on American
National Public Radio. Mr. Torresoto is
currently working as a radio and TV personality in his native
JOHN PETERSEN, of
Elias-Petersen Associates, composed the electronic music for ATRAPADOS.
Elias-Petersen Associates specializes in sound design for commercial and
feature films and has contributed music for such recent films as ALIEN, 9TO
5, ALTERED STATES,
All world-wide media rights to ATRAPADOS
are currently available. ATRAPADOS can also be seen by appointment in