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Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotguns, driving cars without licenses. One of the teen girls loves Isabel, a family servant constantly accused of stealing. Mother and son, son and sisters, teen and Isabel are in each other's beds and bathrooms with a creepy intimacy. With no adults paying attention, who's at risk? Written by
Lucrecia Martel is clearly a great promise for the movies industry. This movie is an extraordinary debut for this filmmaker that for sure Hollywood will try to seduce. It tells the story of an argentine family in economical (and especially spiritual) ruin and is so lucid and unforgiving in his analysis that sometimes it looks like a documentary. Also the cast is great and all the actors involved are simply stunning in their performances. All of you that love depth in a movie don't lose this one.
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