The Amateur (1999 film)

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El Amateur
DVD Cover
Directed by Juan Bautista Stagnaro
Produced by Juan Bautista Stagnaro
Written by Juan Bautista Stagnaro
Mauricio Dayub
Starring Mauricio Dayub
Vando Villamil
Music by Jaime Roos
Cinematography Víctor González
Edited by Miguel Pérez
Distributed by Aleph Producciones S.A.
Release date
April 22, 1999
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

The Amateur (Spanish: El Amateur) is an Argentine drama film released in 1999, written and directed by Juan Bautista Stagnaro.[1]

The film was based on a novel by Mauricio Dayub.

The picture was nominated for five Silver Condor Awards.


On the outskirts of a provincial town, Pajaro is determined to enter the Guinness Book of Records by breaking the longest bike-ride record.

He rides around the fountain in the square with the help of his friend, Lopecito. He is willing to face many challenges that face him, in attaining this new record.

Will this race open the path to love for him, and for his redemption?



The film premiered on April 22, 1999 and was released in Canada at the Montreal Film Festival and in America in Miami at the Hispanic Film Festival.

The film was produced by Aleph Producciones S.A. and distributed by Transeuropa Video Entertainment on VHS.


  1. ^ The Amateur at the Internet Movie Database

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