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 »
Julio De Grazia
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 »
In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired ... See full summary »
19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger lover Alicia and gay actor friend Dante.
Juan Diego Botto,
In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »
A group of men led by an old man trying to stop an invasion of the city of Aquileia. The invaders are introducing a machinery for a mass invasion, but the invasion is absolute and impossible to define.
Juan Carlos Paz
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.
A taut (if somewhat run-of-the-mill) Argentine film noir. Positives: good script and cinematography, excellent acting from all concerned especially the protagonist, Julio De Grazia. Negatives: an obtrusive and frequently strident score (many scenes would benefit from an absence of music).
This is the first film by Argentine director Adolfo Aristarain, who went on to direct some of the best Argentine movies of the last three decades, among them "Time for Revenge" (1981), "A Place in the World" (1992), "Common Ground" (2002) and "Roma" (2004). In the light of these works "The Lion's Share" must be considered as a minor work, but it is worth watching.
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