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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
I agree with the comments posted elsewhere about this movie. I watched it on TV last night and was profoundly disappointed with it. Flat, lack-lustre, predictable, obvious and pedestrian - and that was just the lead actor.
A picket fence would have injected more human emotion and conflict into the part than this guy.
Whilst accepting that subtitles will squeeze some of the life out of any script this one was tragically DOA. I kept waiting for the various plot points to begin to knit together but all they did was flap around.
I look for a movie to tell me something about the world and people who inhabit it. Hell, it might even be entertaining while its at it! This movie didn't tell me anything about society in Buenos Aires nor did it illuminate the actions of the poor folk who had to wander around being spouting a third-rate script that a twelve-year old would be able to knock out.
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