Zurück aus dem Reich, welch Glück.      Frío en Colombia (2015), is a fragmented and tenuous reenactment of a filmic artifact long repressed within the annals of Colombian cinema: Kalt in Kolumbien, a 1985 German-Colombian production that resulted in the deaths of director Dieter Schidor and producer Víctor Nieto Jr., who was also, at the time, the director of the Cartagena Film Festival founded by his father. Shrouded by a legacy of tragedy and shame, the film premiered at the 1985 Toronto Film Festival and was screened the following year at the Berlinale, but was eventually banished by a Kafkaesque German bureaucracy to an archive in Hamburg where to this day it remains legally trapped awaiting a postmortem authorization for its distribution. The only available copy is a heavily deteriorated videotape retained by Marcel Odenbach—a pioneering German video artist who portrayed a fictionalized version of himself in the film—and digitalized by Ana María Millán to serve as the primary source material for her adaptation. It is then almost impossible to determine the aesthetic merit of the original, which looks like a weird mixture between a shoddy low-budget B movie and experimental 1970s video art, although such an assessment is…