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Los Muertos (2004)

Los muertos (original title)
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 »

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Argentino Vargas ...
Vargas
Francisco Dornez
Yolanda Galarza
Víctor Varela
Francisco Salazar
Hilda Chamorro
Ángel Vera
Javier Lenciza
Raúl Fagundez
Saúl Gómez
Miguel Altamirano
Raúl Ramírez
José Urdangarín
Mario Omar
Ricardo Arriola
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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 there, he must cross great distances in a small boat on the rivers, scoring deep into the jungle. Vargas is a quiet and self-contained man. He possesses the restraint of those living close to nature. A deep mystery surrounds him, the people he encounters and the places he goes through, all that taking in the unalterable world he finds almost unchanged after his long years of incarceration. Written by anonymous

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don't leave before the credits roll
19 September 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is an unapologetic slow burner of a movie. Its mysterious opening, sumptuous cinematography and wonderfully natural performances take on some of the burden left by the almost complete absence of dialogue or traditional narrative. Although, I admittedly felt antsy and uneasy at some points and you'll no doubt be asking yourself somewhere along the journey: "where's this going" or more impatiently perhaps "what's the point". I'm still not sure i have those answers, but this film definitely gets under your skin after you've left your seat. Speaking of which, I implore you to not leave that seat before all the credits have rolled. The accompanying music is simply amazing.


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