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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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Dangerous obsession
24 June 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The Argentine cinema, as a rule, likes to make intimate movies in which ideas are explored. Big action movies are not exactly what the country's films have become notorious for. Enter an ambitious new director, Raul Rodriguez Pena, who wanted to create an action movie that wanted to capitalize on that genre. "Peligrosa obsesion" is what came out.

There are aspects of this movie we have already seen to better results than what the director accomplished with this movie. Yes, there is a lot of action. Some of it, is just as good, if not better than other movies of the genre. What the creators of the movie forgot, was write a plausible plot because most of what comes out in the film doesn't make sense.

The film is not helped by Pablo Echarri's appearance in it. As Javier Labat, he is not convincing. Mariano Martinez, a better Argentine actor, who we have admired in "No sabe no contesta" and "El Faro", fares much better as Tony Corsini, whose presence at the beginning of the film makes no sense at all, but who is an integral character to all what happens to Javier. Carol Castro plays a Brazilian journalist who knew much more than what she let on.

While this is not a horrible film by any means, a stronger screen play and a stronger lead would have done wonders for it.


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