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Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996)

This is Buenos Aires, its characters, its history, its reality. A complex movie for a complex city, depicted in the character's language, and in their relationship with the present and the ... See full summary »

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Vera Fogwill ...
Daniela
Nicolás Pauls ...
Damián
Fernán Mirás ...
Mario
Mirta Busnelli ...
Loca tv
Carlos Roffé ...
Service
Mario Paolucci ...
Amigo
Laura Melillo ...
Ciega
Harry Havilio ...
Tío
Nazareno Casero ...
Bocha
Carlos Galettini ...
Don Nicolás
Floria Bloise ...
Doña Amalia
Inés Molina ...
Chica
Rolando Epstein ...
Mazur
Susana Cortínez ...
Adoptive mother
Sergio Poves Campos ...
Adoptive father
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This is Buenos Aires, its characters, its history, its reality. A complex movie for a complex city, depicted in the character's language, and in their relationship with the present and the past. This is a story of contrasts, offered by a despair choir of characters: the old couple who hire a young woman to record city's present images, because they "don't get out much now", the boy who finds out the real story about his parents out of a coincidence... this and the others are all illustrations of actual Buenos Aires. Written by Trufó

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A raw and moving look at a complex city.
28 September 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida USA) – See all my reviews

Buenos Aires Viceversa is not a movie to watch for a good time. Although it has its humor (most of which can be easily lost if you are not fluent in Spanish) the film can be dark and even confusing at times. It is definitely artsy and it makes a statement about the turbulent political undertones that still linger in Buenos Aires two decades after a devastating dictatorship. However, the film excels in the honest and raw manner in which it presents its many characters. The acting is so good and the shots used are so simple and untouched that you almost get lost in these peoples' lives and you feel as though your eavesdropping on them. Despite the numerous characters, each one is given depth and personality through the course of the film without falling into the traps of stereotyping. Daniela, in particular, is revealed to us mind and body as the film progresses, and by the end you are moved by the shocking ending which mostly effects her. What I didn't like about the movie was how confusing it can be at times. You're really better off if you have some knowledge about the socio-political situation in Argentina in terms of the legacy of the dictatorship and the consequences from so many "desaparecidos". My knowledge on the subject is somewhat limited so I feel I didn't capture the message entirely. The film is interesting however, and the acting, like I said, is superb. Although I might have missed out on some of the message due to my lack of understanding on the subject of the "desaparecidos" it does raise my curiosity and that is a sign of a good movie.


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