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Wild Tales (2014)

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Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

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(as Damián Szifron)

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(as Damián Szifron)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Isabel (segment "Pasternak")
Mónica Villa ...
Profesora Leguizamón (segment "Pasternak")
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César Bordón ...
Cuenca
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Diego (segment "Road to Hell")
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Mario
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Simón (segment "Bombita")
Nancy Dupláa ...
Victoria (segment "Bombita")
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Mauricio (segment "The Deal")
María Onetto ...
Helena (segment "The Deal")
Osmar Núñez ...
Lawyer (segment "The Deal")
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Casero (segment "La propuesta")
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Storyline

The film is divided into six segments. (1) "Pasternak": While being on a plane, a model and a music critic realise they have a common acquaintance called Pasternak. Soon they discover that every passenger and crew member on board know Pasternak. Is this coincidence? (2) "The Rats": A waitress recognizes her client - it's the loan shark who caused a tragedy in her family. The cook suggests mixing rat poison with his food, but the waitress refuses. The stubborn cook, however, decides to proceed with her plan. (3) "The Strongest": Two drivers on a lone highway have an argument with tragic consequences. (4) "Little Bomb": A demolition engineer has his car towed by a truck for parking in a wrong place and he has an argument with the employee of the towing company. This event destroys his private and professional life, and he plots revenge against the corrupt towing company and the city hall. (5) "The Proposal": A reckless son of a wealthy family has an overnight hit-and-run accident, in ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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We can all lose control

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 2014 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Wild Tales  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$85,100 (USA) (20 February 2015)

Gross:

$3,079,012 (USA) (26 June 2015)
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Trivia

During the credits at the beginning, each main actor of each tale is identified with a wild animal. In the director's case, it is a fox. Szifrón said that this was because his father had liked foxes a lot, and had used to watch lots of documentaries about them. He also felt identified with that picture, more specifically with the fox's gaze, as the job of a director is in the gaze. See more »

Goofs

In the segment "Road to Hell", the rear wheel of the Audi A4, leaves the car twice before falling. See more »

Quotes

Romina: Shoot this, Néstor.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits of the film, each actor is identified and accompanied by the image of a wild animal. In the case of the director (Szifrón), he chose a fox, the reason is not only because he is red haired: "The fox was an animal that my dad really liked, he always saw foxes documentaries, I think that's why I chose it..." See more »

Connections

References Cars (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) (P) 1968
Written by Bart Howard
Performed by Bobby Womack
Copyright by Tro Música España, S.L.
Por cortesía de Universal Music Spain, S.L.
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What a wonderful idea!
30 January 2015 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie hoping to get a brake from Hollywood production. And I did. It was amazing, one of the best movies I've seen on big screen in 2 or 3 years.

Plot consists of different stories which all have one thing in common: they are about revenge. Every single story starts rather boring. At the very beginning I was thinking "What's so wild about it? It is just lame" and by the end of the intro I was like "Holy God! No, they did not just twist it like that! OMG!"

And it gets better. A true masterpiece. I am from Russia so for me it was rather interesting and surprising that Latin America is so similar to Russia. The views, the behaviour of the people, the insanity - all like at home.

You won't regret seeing this movie. Don't take your kid or your grandmother though.


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