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This is Buenos Aires, its characters, its history, its reality. A complex movie for a complex city, depicted in the character's language, and in their relationship with the present and the past. This is a story of contrasts, offered by a despair choir of characters: the old couple who hire a young woman to record city's present images, because they "don't get out much now", the boy who finds out the real story about his parents out of a coincidence... this and the others are all illustrations of actual Buenos Aires.Written by
The movie is very good, technically speaking. The script, the shooting and the final cut deserves much more attention that it probably had, considering that is an Argentine film.
I disagree, however, with Mrs. Velazquez comment in what it concerns the subject of the movie in relation to the last dictatorship. I think no link between the subject of the movie and the dictatorship could be made, except for what regards the old couple that hired the services of one of the female protagonists for shooting out scenes of the everyday life with a camera, and herself being a daughter of desaparecidos. But that is in itself not the main stream of the subject the movie is meant to address. Rather, the movie is a portrait about everyday life in a Buenos Aires overwhelmed by the dramatic shift in values, decadence, domestic social (and somewhat racial) non-resolved issues, and people's spirit of survival against all odds, as result of the profound social and economical crisis that -though the economical side of it was not particularly evident at the time the film was shot- it could be seen it was coming up.
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