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I am very lucky to own the Argentine DVD box featuring Lisandro Alonsos 3 movies La Libertad, Los Muertos and Fantasma. I love all 3 of them, but I have watched Fantasma the most, cause to me it is a fascinating story. I really love the way it has been filmed, I don't agree with the comments here from the people who say nothing happens, cause it is not true. I have been fascinated for the entire movie and all scenes I saw are truly authentic. It is very striking to see 2 people that never saw a venue like this before find their way in such a big complex as the San Martin Theatre, impressed by all little details. Also because at some times you expect something to happen and it does not happen. For example I expected Misael and Argentino to meet, but they don't. Also I love the alternative scene that did not make it into the movie where the whole crew is watching Los Muertos. My favorite scene is when Misael finds a firehose in the basement, and plays with it like it is a gun. And all details, like showers that don't stop and elevators that are open all the time! I really really loved it and I will watch Fantasma many more times, it is a true masterpiece.
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