Diario Perfil's Top 11 Argentine Films

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1. El dependiente (1969)

87 min | Drama

7.7
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Fernandez is a lonely man leading a lonely life. All he does is work for an old man in a hardware store. But all that changes, when he meets the girl of his dreams...and her family.

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Walter Vidarte, Graciela Borges, Nora Cullen, Fernando Iglesias 'Tacholas'

Votes: 344

2. Time for Revenge (1981)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.9
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A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident. Because of a miscalculation the friend dies, but ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Haydée Padilla, Julio De Grazia, Ulises Dumont

Votes: 653

3. El romance del Aniceto y la Francisca (1967)

63 min | Drama

7.4
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Aniceto is used to being lonely. When Francisca offers him her true love, his personal limitations and little miseries arise.

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Federico Luppi, Elsa Daniel, María Vaner, Edgardo Suárez

Votes: 216

4. La Ciénaga (2001)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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75 Metascore

The life of two women and their families in a small provincial town of Salta, Argentina.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemián, Leonora Balcarce

Votes: 3,868 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

7.7
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In 1920, some workers of Patagonia, grouped in anarchist and socialist societies, decide to make a strike demanding better working conditions. The situation becomes unsustainable and the government sends the order is restored.

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Pedro Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Luis Brandoni, Franklin Caicedo

Votes: 683

6. Nine Queens (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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80 Metascore

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice, María Mercedes Villagra

Votes: 42,150 | Gross: $1.22M

7. Soñar, soñar (1976)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Mario "el Rulo" ("Curly", Gianfranco Pagliaro) is a globetrotter, who travels the inner country, offering artistic performances. One day, he happens to pass by Carlos' (Carlos Monzon) - a ... See full summary »

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Gian Franco Pagliaro, Carlos Monzón, Nora Cullen, Oscar Carmelo Milazzo

Votes: 148

8. Esperando la carroza (1985)

94 min | Comedy

8.3
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Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director: Alejandro Doria | Stars: Luis Brandoni, China Zorrilla, Antonio Gasalla, Julio De Grazia

Votes: 4,037

9. A King and His Movie (1986)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Buenos Aires movie director, very fond of the legend of the King of Patagonia and Araucania, decides to make a movie about it. Despite of financial troubles, technical problems, misfortune ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Sorin | Stars: Ulises Dumont, Julio Chávez, Villanueva Cosse, Roxana Berco

Votes: 329

10. Crónica de un niño solo (1965)

79 min | Drama

7.4
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CHRONICLE OF A BOY ALONE, is an indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens, its children. Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin... See full summary »

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Diego Puente, Tino Pascali, Cacho Espíndola, Victoriano Moreira

Votes: 477

11. A Place in the World (1992)

PG | 120 min | Drama

7.9
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Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: José Sacristán, Federico Luppi, Leonor Benedetto, Cecilia Roth

Votes: 1,909 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Dark River (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama

7.6
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The Peralta brothers work in the countryside the Alto Parana. There they will meet subhuman working conditions. Finally, the workers rise and harshly punish their exploiters.

Director: Hugo del Carril | Stars: Hugo del Carril, Adriana Benetti, Raúl del Valle, Pedro Laxalt

Votes: 113