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La Antena (2007)

La antena (original title)
This near-silent black and white film from Argentina tells the story of a city that has lost its voice, stolen by Mr. TV, and the attempts of a small family to win the voice back. Similar in design to early German expressionist films.

Director:

Esteban Sapir

Writer:

Esteban Sapir (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeria Bertuccelli ... Son of Mr TV
Alejandro Urdapilleta Alejandro Urdapilleta ... Mr TV
Julieta Cardinali ... Nurse
Rafael Ferro ... The Inventor
Florencia Raggi Florencia Raggi ... The Voice
Sol Moreno ... Ana
Jonathan Sandor Jonathan Sandor ... Tomás
Raúl Hochman Raúl Hochman ... The Mouse Man
Ricardo Merkin Ricardo Merkin ... The Grandfather
Carlos Piñeyro Carlos Piñeyro ... Doctor Y
Camila Offerman Camila Offerman ... Fairy Girl
Alejandro Regueiro Alejandro Regueiro ... Silhouette Man 1
Christian Amat Christian Amat ... Silhouette Man 2
Federico Miri Federico Miri ... Silhouette Man 3
Paulina Sapir Paulina Sapir ... Girl Dressed in White
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This near-silent black and white film from Argentina tells the story of a city that has lost its voice, stolen by Mr. TV, and the attempts of a small family to win the voice back. Similar in design to early German expressionist films.

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A city without a voice...

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Details

Official Sites:

KMBO [France] | Official site

Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 April 2007 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Antena See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,649
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Company Credits

Production Co:

LadobleA See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This film was chosen, for the first time in 36 years, for the official competition AND opening of the Rotterdam Film Festival. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cómo se hizo: La antena (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Bolero Antena
by Esteban Sapir/Nico Cota (as Nicolas Cota)
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One of the Most Creative Dystopian Fairy Tales
24 May 2018 | by max-seitz-1990See all my reviews

La Antena is a beautifully crafted fairy tale that plays with the technical limitations of yesteryear's movies and uses this idea for telling the story of oppressed people, who are robbed of their speech. The strong symbolism, the rich scenes and the believable characters make a lasting impression on the viewer and make for memorable scenes, even though the plot isn't the strongest aspect of the movie.

Overall 7/10 Full review on movie-discourse.blogspot.de


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