Since more than 10 years the director Darío Aguirre lives between two totally different worlds, Germany and Ecuador. He decides to make an extraordinary journey, visiting five unknown men called Darío Aguirre as well: One in Mexico and four in Argentina. Meeting each other develops into a reconcilement with their own past lives and permits a brief glance into the protagonists’ present time. For two months Darío shares five different lives, adapting himself to situations and activities he has never done before. He tries to lose his fear of the extension of his visa with the Mexican psychologist, Darío Aguirre. He learns to drive a car with the cabby, Darío Aguirre, in Buenos Aires; he experiences the life of a soldier with the Sergeant Major Darío Aguirre; he philosophizes with the security guard, Darío Aguirre, at the gate over the question “Who am I?”; and he observes the influence the upcoming birth is having on future father, Darío Aguirre.

“The film captures the experience of being a stranger in pictures and tells from the perspective of the migrant about the search for cultural and personal reference points and the lack of the sense of belonging. Beside my personal memories, it is the people, above all with their strengths and weaknesses, who make this film so special. It is a metaphor about the process of self-discovery in a strange place, and an attempt by a migrant to find his place.” (The director Darío Aguirre)

script and direction Dario Aguirre DOP Marcel Reategui sound Jens Röhm editor Rosa Baches, Nina von Guttenberg, Dario Aguirre animation Victor Orozco music Sven Kacirek sound design Jens Röhm soundmix Sascha Prangen/Primetime Studio producers Tobias Büchner, Christiane Büchner production manager Stephanie Tonn supported by Filmförderung Hamburg, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film


Goodmovies (Alemania)




CinEscultura 2017 Regensburg Germany |Casa de la Cultura Ambato, Ecuador 2012 | Consulado del Ecuador en Mallorca, España 2012 | Eigenarten Festival Hamburg, Alemania 2012 | Muestra de documental ecuatoriano Cinemateca EPM de Medellín, Columbia 2012 | Festival de cine de San Agustin, Columbia 2011 | Kinolatino Köln, Alemania 2011 | Bordocs Tijuana, México 2011 | Docstown Baja California, México 2011 | Festival del cinema documentario Calabrien, Italia 2011 | Surdocs Puerto Varas, Chile 2011 | Ventanasur Film Markt Buenos Aires, Argentina 2010 | Miradasdoc Market Guia de Isora, España 2010 | Fast Armonisch Hamburg, Alemania 2010 | Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de Flandes Leuven/Antwerpen, Belgica 2010 | Festival de Cine Ficiant Antofagasta, Chile 2010 | 52. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Alemania 2010 | 25. Festival de Cine Lationamericano de Trieste, Italia 2010 | Festival Internacional de Cine Documental DOCSDF, México 2010 | ”Cine de fronteras” – IV Internationales Forum der Migration Barcelona, España 2010 | Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival Toronto, Canada 2010 | Filmfest Hamburg, Alemania 2010 | 27. Film Festival Bogotá, Columbia 2010 | Puebla International Film Festival, México 2010 | Festival Internacional de Cine Migrante Buenos Aires, Argentina 2010 | International Documentary Film Festival EDOC Quito, Ecuador 2010 | 22. Rencontres cinémas d’amérique latine de Toulouse, Francia 2010 | 28. Bergamo Film Meeting Bergamo, Italia 2010

  • Title: Five ways to Darío
  • Category / year: Documentary 2010 | Germany
  • Running time: 80 min
  • produced by: Büchner.Filmproduktion & Dario Aguirre