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.
Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their ... See full summary »
While bed-ridden Antonio awaits a visit from his long-lost son, the alluring view of Patagonia from his window leads him to escape for one last stroll. Argentina. Spanish w/English ... See full summary »
María del Carmen Jiménez,
After receiving a tip from a barber friend, Emilio bets on a horse and wins a considerable amount of money. To celebrate, he invites his small group of friends, the barber, and "the doctor"... See full summary »
Nine-year-old Muriel and her mother leave Buenos Aires for parts unknown. A freak accident, which reminds us of the importance of using the parking brake, renders them destitute, and they must beg for a roof over their heads.
This leads to other developments, which I will not describe, except to say that they're not generally what you'd expect. In particular, occurrences that will tend to be viewed by those inured to Hollywood fare as foreshadowing or sinister hints of an ugly surprise may end up being (as in life) groundless.
Fairly realistic slice-of-(somewhat unusual)-life in a breathtakingly beautiful corner of Argentina. Touching, saddening, thoughtful, seldom dull. Not unlike "Central Station" in some respects. Worth going out of your way for, if you like this kind of movie.
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