< El Viaje > is a vibrant journey through Chile and its musical tradition, the ‘Nueva Cancion Chilena’. It became the soundtrack of a generation which greatly influenced musicians all over the world. One of those musicians is Rodrigo Gonzalez, who emigrated to Germany in 1974 in the wake of Pinochet’s military dictatorship. Today Rod is the bassist of German punk rock band, Die Ärzte. In this film he returns to his homeland, and perhaps more significantly, to his musical
Nahuel Lopez was born in 1978 in Hamburg.He studied Advertising and Political Science and completed traineeship at the TV production company Cinecentrum. He then worked as a
freelance journalist and commissioning editor. Also active as a writer, producer and instructor, < El Viaje > is his directorial debut.