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An Argentine truck driver is apparently on a routine trip through Rio de Janeiro when he meets a mysterious countryman, with opposite personality traits. They ultimately travel back to Argentina together, meeting a beautiful Brazilian journalist on the way. The truck driver has revenge on his mind, and both the adventurous young man, and the gorgeous girl join him in this venture. The only thing the three have in common are their obsession for honor and justice, as each one sees thes ideals. In Buenos Aires, they will find many obstacles to find the truth and set things straight. Their biggest challenge may be determining which of the characters and family members are really on the side of the truth and honor. Written by A Verdade

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Herrera: [to Javier Labat, in subtitled English] Call me when you have something to tell me, or when the burning becomes unbearable.
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Hollywoodian Entertainment
1 June 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Rio de Janeiro, the Argentinean truck driver Javier Labat (Pablo Echarri) gets in trouble while playing soccer with a group of Brazilian workers in the harbor. He fights against the guys and is helped by his compatriot Tony Corsini (Mariano Martínez); he escapes with his truck, but is chased by the guys; he has a serious accident in Rio-Niterói Bridge, falling down in Baía de Guanabara with his truck. Tony brings money and dry clothes to Javier, forges his passport and they travel to Buenos Aires. When Javier claims his handbag, he find 5 kg of cocaine inside it and together with X, they dump the drug in the toilet of the airport, where they meet the sexy Brazilian Mariana (Carol Castro). They kidnap her and are chase by two detectives. Javier meets his uncle, who tells him that the transport company of their family had partnership with drug dealers; when his father found a loading of drugs, he hide it and had an accident with his truck provoked by the criminals, where his younger brother died. Now the criminal organization is seeking the missing drugs. Javier is chased by the drug dealers and the corrupt detectives, and helped by Tony, Mariana and friends.

"Peligrosa Obsesión" is an ambitious and full of action Argentinean production, having well choreographed fights, car chases and other clichés of the genre. Unfortunately the screenplay is a complete mess, with a confused situation and characters. The story is difficult to be followed in spite of being an action movie, and the motives of the characters are never clear. I am not familiar with the lead cast, but the Brazilian Carol Castro is gorgeous and extremely sexy; however the director was afraid, maybe for moral reasons, to make a threesome among Mariana, Tony and Javier although her relationship with the men induces to such situation. Pablo Echarri has a weak performance and Mariano Martínez has better acting, but the lead trio shows a great chemistry and is charismatic. In the end, "Peligrosa Obsesión" is a different and Hollywoodian Argentinean movie and a reasonable entertainment. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Perigosa Obsessão" ("Dangerous Obsession")


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