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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...

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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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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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 »

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

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Bolero Antena
by Esteban Sapir/Nico Cota (as Nicolas Cota)
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very good, indeed
17 April 2014 | by dragokinSee all my reviews

This is another movie i've discovered accidentally, if i remember right in festival dedicated to animated film. In any case, La Antena is a powerful feature film.

The citizens of an unnamed city lose their voices. The only inhabitant spared is The Voice (La Voz). And as the story progresses the protagonists are fighting to get the voices back.

Explaining the plot would probably be misleading, but there is a small detail that put me off, although it might simply be a personal preference. At a certain point, one the main characters wears a soviet army hat. In order to avoid the confusion, the authors make it a hat with a red star. This, among other things, should symbolize the protagonist's fight against injustice, epitomized in today's political terms as leftist struggle.

I understand that Latin American history of the 20th century offers numerous examples of right and left dictatorships and might as well influence your opinion. However, i had the impression that wearing that particular hat meant that if you're not leftist you're not on the right side...

However, this impression and complaint may simply be my misinterpretations. La Antena is otherwise a good movie.


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