'Los Fantasmas’ is the ﬁrst ﬁlm from Guatemala to compete at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In ‘Los Fantasmas’, Lojo explores the contradictions of characters lost like ghosts within a violent urban context. Koki is a young, attractive and charismatic man who makes a living in Guatemala City as a thief by proxy. Across sun-drenched afternoons, he befriends tourists who are suddenly, cyclically mugged. Under cover of night, he seduces men in bars and clubs, leading them to a hotel room where they are robbed. The latter arrangement is in conjunction with Carlos, a middle aged, senior member of staff at the hotel. Away from the dated atmosphere of his workplace, Carlos indulges in another form of rehearsed violence, moonlighting as a wrestler, brieﬂy liberated under a thick shade of make-up. In the company of Soﬁa, Koki justiﬁes his actions as the will to make a living. However, when the tables are turned and Koki himself is victimized, he ﬁnds himself pushed even further into society’s margins, forced to witness the violent effects of his actions from an almost disembodied perspective. This stylish, patient and intriguing ﬁlm pays particular attention to the vulnerability of difﬁcult characters, interspersing acts of deceit and violence with the banal, repetitive realities of working class life in Guatemala.