Lita, a photography student, witnesses her own father being killed. The local police, who get new murder cases every day, are not doing much about the case. So, when Lita by chance meets the young killer again, she decides to take matters into her own hands. KILLING JESUS places itself somewhere between a revenge thriller and a love story. Through a restless handheld camera, we follow Lita in an almost point-of-view manner through the poor areas of the city. To Lita, this is an unknown world that is both threatening and fascinating.
The film was shot on location in Medellín, which during Pablo Escobar’s days was known as the “cocaine capital” of Colombia. The city offers spectacular sceneries, and its ever-changing landscape is being put to full use in the cinematography. Laura Mora Ortega’s story is semi-autobiographical and was written after her own father was killed.