MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,677 this week

Freedom (2001)
"La libertad" (original title)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 402 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 9 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 18 Mar 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 03 Oct 2012
 
a list of 210 titles
created 28 Oct 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Freedom" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Freedom (2001)

Freedom (2001) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Freedom.
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

La Ciénaga (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The life of two women and their families in a small provincial town of Salta, Argentina.

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemián
Jauja (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

Director: Lisandro Alonso
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Diego Roman, Ghita Nørby
Bolivia (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.

Director: Adrián Caetano
Stars: Freddy Flores, Rosa Sánchez, Oscar Bertea
The Holy Girl (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

16-year-old Amalia looks to save the soul a middle-aged doctor.

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta
Los Muertos (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Vargas, a 54 year old man, gets out of jail in the prvince of Corrientes, Argentina. Once released, he wants to find his now adult daughter, who lives in a swampy and remote area. To get ... See full summary »

Director: Lisandro Alonso
Stars: Argentino Vargas, Francisco Dornez, Yolanda Galarza
Crane World (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The portrait of a man and his attempts to make things up with life after losing his job.

Director: Pablo Trapero
Stars: Luis Margani, Adriana Aizemberg, Daniel Valenzuela
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.

Director: Pablo Trapero
Stars: Graciana Chironi, Nicolás López, Liliana Capurro
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After running into something with her car, Vero experiences a particular psychological state. She realizes she might have killed someone.

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Inés Efron
Liverpool (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A merchant sailor returns to his home in Tierra del Fuego after spending most of his life at sea.

Director: Lisandro Alonso
Stars: Juan Fernández, Nieves Cabrera, Giselle Irrazabal
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.

Director: Carlos Sorin
Stars: Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti, Javiera Bravo
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Two boys are sitting on the street, drinking alcohol and talking.

Directors: Lisandro Alonso, Catriel Vildosola
Stars: Facundo Arias, Jose Morales
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Adrián Caetano, Bruno Stagnaro
Stars: Héctor Anglada, Jorge Sesán, Pamela Jordán
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Misael Saavedra ...
Lumberjack
Humberto Estrada ...
Foreman
Rafael Estrada ...
Foreman's son
Omar Didino ...
Wood buyer
Javier Didino ...
Gas-station employee
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 June 2001 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Eleftheria  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a day in the woods
27 February 2007 | by (garbanzo) – See all my reviews

This is the first installment of Lisandro Alonso's trilogy: La Libertad, Los Muertos and Fantasma -- which literally translate to The Freedom, The Dead and Phantom. All three films are quite intriguing and very much worth watching. (Los Muertos is my personal favorite because it seems to flow most naturally, almost magically, like the river where it takes place; but I've come across an interview in which Alonso speaks of La Libertad as a more challenging and, in his view, more successful project.)

Throughout the trilogy, the Argentinean director/screenwriter manages to inspire in the audience a true sense of awe and mystery while working with very few, beautifully simple ideas; it is precisely the economic and lean nature of the "storytelling" (if one may call it this) that's most captivating.

In La Libertad, the camera appears to document a day in the life of a woodsman who survives in a state of near-complete isolation. (Curiously enough, the filmmaker has described the story as being not so much about a lumberjack, but about a person watching that lumberjack from a cinema - a concept which is later touched upon in Fantasma, the third part of the trilogy.)

If you're a viewer who enjoys slow movies and has a taste for subtlety and experimentation, don't miss this film.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
dvd birthdaynoodle
Discuss Freedom (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?