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El bonaerense (2002)

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A young locksmith is forced to leave his home and family to join the Buenos Aires police force.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Román ...
Zapa
Mimí Ardú ...
Mabel
Darío Levy ...
Gallo
Hugo Anganuzzi ...
Polaco
Víctor Hugo Carrizo ...
Molinari
Graciana Chironi ...
Madre Zapa
Roberto Posse ...
Ismael
Luis Viscat ...
Pellegrino
Aníbal Barengo ...
Caneva
Gerardo Maffoni ...
Osorio
Liliana De Maria ...
Marina
Gastón Polo ...
Lanza
Facundo Gomez ...
Salazar
Carlos Federico Simon ...
Hijo de Mabel
Marcela Uzuka ...
Instructor Policial
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Zapa is a locksmith in a quiet and little town lost somewhere in the province of Buenos Aires. The work is quite slow, and hours seem to pass slowly. Polaco, the owner of the shop, sends him on a job that consists of opening a safe at an office. The next day, Zapa is imprisoned for being responsible of robbing the place. Ismael, his uncle, a retired policeman, bails him out and sends him to Buenos Aires. Zapa becomes an aspiring officer in the Buenos Aires Police. He gets to his new home city, takes the instructional course, works at a precinct, has a love affair with a teacher and starts to see his life turn into a strange fiction. Written by Edgardo Rossetto

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19 September 2002 (Argentina)  »

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Interesting, though somewhat disappointing
18 March 2004 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews



A cop's life in Argentina.. AND, that of a cop who's not even a cop! Sounds interesting, doesn't it? Well, it kind of is.. The story and the acting are not too bad. But unfortunately the movie suffers from the typical lacking of most Argentine movies: It doesn't have a twist. I think the rather weak screenplay is to blame. With this story and these actors, a much better movie could have been made. Plot, screenplay, story, etc.. Those concepts must be well-knit (or at least each handled properly) in order to make a flawless movie. That's where El Bonaerense fails. Something is sooo missing! I'm not sure what exactly, but something for sure. So I can't say it's quite rewarding. Tries hard, but doesn't really deliver. Nevertheless, it's watchable, and quite an interesting insight on Argentina and its police force in general. I would recommend watching it if it's not going to cost you too much. But if you're planning to add one more item to your DVD archive, buy something else with your money to add to your collection, and just RENT this very one to watch once.


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