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El custodio (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 April 2006 (Argentina)
A bodyguard of a top politician is so dedicated that he's in danger of losing his own identity.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rubén
Osmar Núñez ... Artemio
Marcelo D'Andrea ... Andrea
Elvira Onetto ... Delia
Cristina Villamor ... Beatriz - Rubén's Sister
Luciana Lifschitz ... Rubén's Niece
Osvaldo Djeredjian ... Alfredo Barletta
Julieta Vallina ... Ángela
Guadalupe Docampo ... Guadalupe
Vanessa Weinberg ... Rocío
Marcelo Xicarte ... Arms dealer
Francisco Fernández De Rosa ... Rubén's Brother-in-Law (as Francisco Fernández de Rosa)
Michel Azogue ... French
Sophie Keisser ... French girl
Carlos Cavanna ... Man in restaurant #1


A bodyguard of a top politician is so dedicated that he's in danger of losing his own identity.

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Psychologic thriller
18 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Do you enjoy being transported to the scene? If you answer 'yes, I like to be transported to -say- Wonderland', then you should go somewhere else. This movie develops in the painful, ordinary, real world. Most people will find this movie annoying and somewhat boring. Some of us will regard it as an experience on its own. Rubén's some minister's minder, a bodyguard. His own life must leave room, be replaced by minister's. His life revolves around the minister, must follow him everywhere he goes, must wait for him while he's at work. Does nothing but waiting for him, reminding us of some kind of dog provided with some sort of self-awareness, feeling how left aside he is. His life's worth nothing. And that's where the point of the movie is. The goal is to make you experience his life, to share a piece of such empty existence. Julio Chávez (Rubén, the bodyguard) is a superb actor. I'm impressed by his ability to perform with everything except words. He doesn't need to talk to transmit feelings. And I've recently seen him on stage performing a word-based comedy, and he proved -to me- to be extremely ductile and flexible. He uses every "tool" available for his performance. You're warned. This movie deserves a 9 out of 10 for performance, 9 out of 10 in terms of psychological study. The only thing I didn't like is the final twist of the story. The rest is quite enjoyable. Julio Chávez... you're awesome!

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