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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Esteban Sapir

Writer:

Esteban Sapir (screenplay)
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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 ... 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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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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Rumba Antena
by Esteban Sapir/Nico Cota (as Nicolas Cota)
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expressionist allegory
10 November 2007 | by delta_vegaSee all my reviews

For those who appreciate the intersection of silent cinema and social commentary, this is a unique film. Part homage to German expressionism, part allegory, the film is replete with visual symbolism and an artistic style that rivals anything seen since the 1920's. Moreover, the attention to period detail and the visual composition of the scenes as an instrument for advancing the story is stunning. Aside from this, the plot offers an interesting commentary on the role of the media in society and its effect on social voice, perception, and opinion. In truth, it's not so much the silence that permeates the film as it is the loss of voice and the loss of words to communicate and express thought that inevitably follows. In sum, this film is something not often seen and, as the producer of the film said in the Q&A that followed, will leave you thinking about its meaning well into the next day.


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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 April 2007 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

The Aerial See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,649
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LadobleA See more »
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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