Punk musician Carlos decides to set out to find out about his family history when his adoptive father Genaro dies. He leaves Buenos Aires with the bandoneon of Genaro as his only company ... See full summary »

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Hermes Gaido ...
The Punk
María Laura Frigerio ...
The Prostitute
Alejandro Fiore
Emilio Urdapilleta
Bernardo Perco
Colomba
Beatriz Gutiérrez
Sebastián Pinkiewitz
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Punk musician Carlos decides to set out to find out about his family history when his adoptive father Genaro dies. He leaves Buenos Aires with the bandoneon of Genaro as his only company and sets out for Los Angeles, a wind-shaken village in the middle of nowhere of the Argentinian pampa. After some troublesome quest, he finds there not only the secret of his origin, but also the love of this life and his own tune, which combines his past as punk drummer with the traditional elements borrowed from cumbias, chamamés, and criollo valses. Written by susanneigler

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17 May 2001 (Argentina)  »

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Play for Me  »

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profound, eerie and enticing sleeper...
11 December 2002 | by (the ruins beneath the Planet of the Apes) – See all my reviews

I recently rented the dvd of TOCA PARA MI. This Argentine film can easily charm any viewer who takes the time to enjoy its photography, characters and terse dialogue. The movie's protagonist is the drummer in a South American punk-rock garage band Vomita, which can be translated as "puke." The characters and situations are shady, deceptive and highly-observed, with reality, dreams and desires coming together to create destiny. It's also very funny, with the hero's dead stepfather's aerial skill and humorous and skillful delivery of his lines

Hermes Gaido excells in simplicity in the lead role. He has a quiet intensity and child-like innocence that makes the viewer care about his search and discoveries. Scenes of his character fighting the elements are startling and very convincing, demonstrating escalating tension on screen as he struggles to travel to his hometown of Los Angeles. Let me assure you that this "Los Angeles" is not in California.

And again on the fun side, I'd also like to mention a stunning scene inside the Argentine brothel, where the madam looks like she stepped out of a John Waters movie. I recommend this great little gem to everyone.


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