A story about love deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, appear themselves to push them towards the abyss, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control.
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Juan José Campanella
Santiago Carlos Oves is a heck of a screenwriter. He writes better than hi directs. Same happens in the U.S. with Brian Helgeland.
Ariel (Ricardo Darin) comes from a six year exile due to the military government in Argentina. A friend was killed and his father was dead with no clear reasons. So he investigates. A sinister company was involved in this matter. Problems are: acting, intensity and climax. All related. I don't think that Mr. Darin is a "bad" actor. The same for the rest (his girlfriend played by Luisa Kuliok, Lorenzo Quinteros, Juan Leyrado, etcetera). So Mr. Oves couldn't lead these actors. Are was unable. Maybe because this film was his debut in the director's category. Let me give you an example: the sex scene. Poor directed. They actors don't feel anything, neither do you. An argument: They discuss as if they are having a coffee. Luckily the intention you couldn't find, with great difficulty you can see it near the end. A great photography by Carlos Torlaschi (in the dark scenes) and a very good music by Ulises Butron. I rate this movie: 4.5 out of 10. Andres.
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