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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
The clever feature of 'Buenos Aires Vicevera' is that the movie leaves the viewer in suspense until the end, when the relations among the characters become clear. The majority of the film alternates among scenes of various characters which appear to be totally unrelated.
There are many characters and it is difficult, at times, to follow all of the happenings since the scenes jump around. The disadvantage of the various, unrelated scenes is that the viewers do not feel attached to any character and are not able to easily follow each character's development. The advantage is that it is intriguing and creates suspense, which will keep the viewer interested until the end.
The film mixes conflict with humor in a creative balance which creates a delicate balance between tragedy and humor. The movie does not intend to be a comedy, but it does employ comic devices to maintain viewer interest. For example, the scene in which the lady is 'dining' with her ex-husband is entertainingly funny, although the humor does not mask the absurd reality and the mental 'anguish' of the lady . The movie has a significance that is greater than the simple activities of the characters. Each of the characters, to some degree, is a symbol for a different social class or a different type of person. The rich boyfriend and the poor, homeless child symbolize segments of society. The child is especially important in this film because it is dedicated to 'los niños desaparecidos.'
I would recommend this movie to anyone, although I would suspect it will have more impact on those with interests in Argentina. Nevertheless, it deserves to be seen.
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