This near-silent black and white film from Argentina tells the story of a city that has lost its voice, stolen by Mr. TV, and the attempts of a small family to win the voice back. Similar in design to early German expressionist films.
A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »
The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »
In the 70's, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires, subletting rooms and giving classes to illiterate adults in the slums. One ... See full summary »
A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things ... See full summary »
'Sleepwalker' (La Sonambula) is my first experience with Argentinian science fiction, and if the quality of this outstanding movie is any indication, I hope it won't be my last. Set in 2010 after a mysterious "accident" has caused thousands to become amnesiacs. A young woman, Eva Rey (Sofia Viruboff) is one of these citizens and is believed by the authorities to hold the key to this strange situation. She is also thought to be connected to the much sought after subversive revolutionary Gorrion (Gaston Pauls). Eva is allowed to leave the experimental facility that has been treating her, but she is accompanied by self confessed stool pigeon Ariel (Eusebio Poncela). Instead of spying on Eva Ariel begins to fall in love with her. On top of that nothing is as it first appears in this intriguing blend of fantasy, memory and dream. Filmed mostly in black in white with Eva's intermittent bursts of memory in colour, this is an intelligent and stylish movie that reminds one of everything from Alex Proyas' 'Dark City' to Jean Rollin's 'Night Of The Hunted', without resorting to mere pastiche. An extremely original and effective mind-blower. Highly recommended.
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