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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Harrowing social realism from Argentina

6/10
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom
13 April 2016

A watchable slice of social realism for Argentina. THE BOSS, ANATOMY OF A CRIME tells the story of a lowly butcher's apprentice and the ways in which his boss goes out of his way to make his life hell. It's a dark tale of bullying and despair, based on a true story, and one which strives for the realistic at all times over the dramatic or embellished.

The director has some fun with the chronology of his movie, presenting events in flashback format while modern legal scenes explore the aftermath of the titular crime. The low-key acting is of a high standard and the production values for what is clearly a low budget tale are exemplary. Fans of this genre will enjoy it.

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Heartwarming story based on real events

9/10
Author: PierreNodoyuna from Argentina
21 November 2015

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A moving story, a sample of human misery and what we live in the world we live in. I must say that I have not seen many Joaquin Furriel movies and had no positive preconception of him, however in this film it has a superlative, poignant performance.

In addition to the abuse and slavery, the film focusing on butcher shops and how to work with these important shops for most Argentines. There is shown from the inside as the patron forces his employee to wash with vinegar and chlorine rotting flesh and use it to make burgers, sausages or return it to the gondola regardless of the health of customers. The other major axis of "El Patrón ..." is the action of justice, because in the first instance Hermogenes Saldivar was assigned a shift defender who never went to meet him in jail and his luck changed when Elijah Neuman took over his case because he seemed to see in this man a victim rather than a murderer. "In the specific case of Hermogenes he may be lucky enough to have 'justice', so that was thanks to a committed attorney wanted to help. If fate had not occurred he had been a victim of judicial bureaucracy, "said the film's director Highly recommended

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