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 »
Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of ... See full summary »
Israel Adrián Caetano
In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a ... See full summary »
Mendoza Enrique Orlando, aka Zapa, is a thirty-two-year-old locksmith. Still single and hopeless, he lives with his mother, his sister and her kid in a small village in Argentina, where time passes by slowly and business is usually slow. Yet, one day, a call from his boss Polaco to open a safe located in an office downtown will finally give Zapa's idle hands something to do. Unfortunately, the next thing he knows, an inspector of the Buenos Aires Police handcuffs him and takes him to the precinct facing charges of theft with Polaco disappeared. Framed and struck with bad luck, Zapa will see his miserable life change when his uncle and former policeman Ismael offers to bail him out of prison. In addition, his letter of recommendation will open a position in the Police Academy, where Zapa as a Police applicant training to become a Corporal will begin for once in his life to have dreams of a better life. During the days of his training and finding a place to live, Zapa will experience an... Written by
There is a dedication in the beginning of the film: "A Mateo". See more »
You're an intelligent man, tell me: is the monkey a quadruped or... how was it, a biparous?
A biped. Biped, Marina, biped. Monkeys have evolved... In the animal evolving scale, there's no doubt monkeys have evolved. And there are certain human beings, that, although they're just non-feathered bipeds, they are much more than just primates.
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I decided to comment due to finding the previous comment exceedingly misleading. EL BONAERENSE is not a comedy and there's nothing "Jarmusch-like" about it. The protagonist is not a "small time hood" but a locksmith ordered by his boss to help a client open a safe. Presenting him as a "hood" would go against the major message of the film: how institutional corruption can poison and seduce an average guy, in this case a vulnerable man from the interior who moves to Buenos Aires, hence the title. The narrative structure is chronological and easy to follow (there's nothing "offbeat" about it). The scenes are rather brief with quick editing, rather than the long takes and laconic pace characteristic of Mr. Jarmusch. Where I disagree with the otherwise excellent comments from the Argentinian viewer is that I think EL BONAERENSE is an indictment of big-city police culture more than a character study. The film is more sociological than psychological, in my interpretation.
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