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Wild Horses (1995)

Caballos salvajes (original title)
A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Héctor Alterio ...
José
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Pedro
Cecilia Dopazo ...
Ana
Fernán Mirás ...
Martín
Daniel Kuzniecka ...
Rodolfo
Mónica Scapparone ...
Financial Secretariat (as Mónica Scaparone)
Álex Benn ...
Esteban
Adrián Yospe ...
Thug #1
Miguel Ruiz Díaz ...
Thug #2
Fernando Álvarez ...
Truck driver #1
Tito Haas ...
Truck driver #2 (as Tito Hass)
Ernesto Claudio ...
Editor
Emilio Bardi ...
Carrasco
Eduardo Peaguda ...
Saverio
Jorge Petraglia ...
Rogelio
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A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a girl who becomes part of the team. Written by <luz@ciudad.com.ar>

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10 August 1995 (Argentina)  »

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Argentina's official selection for the 1995 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »

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Referenced in Hitting Bottom (1997) See more »

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Written & Performed by Gabriel Carámbula
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More about personal than institutional corruption
16 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Corruption exists on many levels. While Argentine cinema is certainly full of films about exposing institutional corruption, what makes Caballos Selvajes so moving is its focus on the personal choices of individuals in contributing to or avoiding corruption. The decision a young banker instinctively makes when confronting a life, death and money situation sets him on a path which irrevocably veers him away from becoming like his corrupt boss at the bank. Likewise that of an ambitious young journalist contrasts him sharply with his calculating and corrupt boss at the network.

Protecting human life, human expression, human freedom, and the truth is a theme which runs through this film. The consequences of making choices based on these priorities are often not easy, and that is reflected in the outcomes for these characters. The wild horses of this film are a metaphor for human freedom, and what must be done to insure their freedom, an example of hard but worthwhile sacrifice.


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