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Potestad (2002)

A 60-year-old doctor tries to reconstruct a traumatic event that changed his life, while making a trip in the subway: the loss of his ten-year-old daughter.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eduardo Pavlovsky ... Eduardo Martínez (as Tato Pavlovsky)
Lorenzo Quinteros ... Tito
Noemí Frenkel Noemí Frenkel ... Ana María
Susy Evans Susy Evans ... Old Ana María
Luis Machín Luis Machín ... Colombres
Miguel Dedovich Miguel Dedovich ... Don Ignacio
Alejo García Pintos Alejo García Pintos ... Man in the subway
Martín Pavlovsky Martín Pavlovsky ... Pianista
Mauricio Minetti Mauricio Minetti ... Chofer operativo
Ana María Castel ... Mujer Maestranza
Carlos Bermejo Carlos Bermejo ... Oficial Operativo
María Victoria Biscay María Victoria Biscay ... Adriana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martín Adjemián ... Calesitero
Leandro Alvarez Leandro Alvarez ... Adolescente Subte
Lola Arias Lola Arias ... Madre de Adriana
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A 60-year-old doctor tries to reconstruct a traumatic event that changed his life, while making a trip in the subway: the loss of his ten-year-old daughter.

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 May 2003 (Argentina) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Fascinating and intriguing
26 June 2003 | by dilienSee all my reviews

Potestad is a puzzle that is at the same time sublime and cruel: sublime because of its elaborated script, cruel because of its content. Bit by bit, each of the movie's numerous flashbacks completes the puzzle. After a screening in Bruges (Belgium), director D'Angiolillo explained he wanted the audience to gradually identify itself with the movie's protagonist. Partly thanks to the brilliant performance of medical doctor-actor Pavlovsky (who used to perform the text of Potestad on stage) D'Angiolillo reaches his target remarkably well. By focusing on the past and present of an individual and his relationship with his fellow human beings the movie explores Argentine's notorious dictatorship during the seventies. `Potestad' therefore recalls `La Historia Oficial' and `Garage Olimpo'. The main question coming to mind after having seen such a powerful piece of work is: Why do movies like this barely make it to the theatres whereas the whole world has no option but to watch the usual Hollywood rubbish?


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