Collateral Man (TV Mini-Series 1997– ) Poster

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10/10
Best Argentinean TV thriller of all times
johanlozano17 August 2004
A friend gave me 4 VHS with 8 episodes of this miniseries, and it's awesome! I learned it's being offered for remake in the US, and I hope it happens. The novel that came after, Collateral Man, is as good as the TV version, and much easier and cheap to get it (from Amazon) until we can see it on the US theaters or TV screens. Hope you can enjoy it as much as I did, and so many millions of Argentineans (as I was told). The new premise for the old Faust tale, it's very creative… to have a guarantor (a collateral man) for the cases that the soul-vendor finds a way not to give his soul to the Devil. And Sagasti, as a soul collector, it's one of the best evil characters I've ever saw. Made me remember a lot Robert De Niro's, Angel Heart, characterization. Try to get it! You won't be disappointed.
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9/10
I totally agree
arealdaniel26 December 2006
I'm an Argentinian movie fan. I've watched many many different kind of works,from different countries since I enjoy sharing things with my workmates, 90% of them from all over the world in this late mass immigration movement. The same reason applies to understand that each culture has its basements, and I watch films from that background, not with southamerican or European or northamerican eyes. I've learned this way to enjoy eastern European countries' films (very good ones) and I'm a nut in doing it in their original language since I manage 4 perfectly and I get along with some others. I'm saying all this just to make clear that I don't get carried away just cause a product is familiar; I'm pretty objective, more than the usual probabilities since I used to work in the artistic production field as well. Now, let me tell you about "El Garante". The audio was poor, too much background noise, maybe not the appropriate mics. Beside this, it's a master piece. I don't remember being so caught, except by very few films, most of them seen in my childhood, like "The Man Who Would Be King", or "Lawrence Of Arabia". Guess this capability gets lost with years, but "El Garante" made it live again. I hope, for the benefit of film and TV lovers, that the world gets a chance of watching it before someone steals bites and pieces and makes it obsolete, or becomes old fashioned by itself. Anyhow, as in humans, the spirit will always remain alive and intact, and I'll be proud of knowing I had the privilege to witness a wonder. Thanks to the people that made it. P.S. I have the 8 chapters in my hard disk and willing to add subtitles. I'm not so crazy about it cause it'll be very time consuming, but if someone lets me know there is a standard format other than these pieces I have, please let me know so my work could be shared or exported.
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