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 »
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
Very disturbing and confusing depiction of Argentina
The film Buenos Aires Vice Versa seems to follow a documentary style. It seems more so of a soap opera in this manner by flipping back and forth through various groups of people. I enjoy this format and how all of the characters seem to connect through various bazaar relationships. This effort to create unity within a movie such as this is remarkable and noteworthy. Yet, the subject matter of the missing family members, violence within humanity and jealousy sparks interest. However, I must mention that throughout the entire movie I was very confused as the segments within did not really explain enough about the characters to fully understand the background. I believe this to be a very integral part of the success of a film. Perhaps I needed more knowledge of Spanish or a further understanding of Argentina's past social crises. Regardless, Agretsi should take into account that his viewers may need some further information or background before starting a movie such as this. Overall, its subject matter and manner of presenting these themes are very intriguing. But, I would expect that the director's goal is to have his message clear in order for the viewers to reflect upon his presentation. For me, this was not the case and I suspect others must feel the same way. Also, I wish that Buenos Aires Vice Versa would have presented some kind of comic relief to break the tension and horror that was shown. Usually when more than just one element of emotions are conjured up, the viewer feels more ties to the film.
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