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Absent (2011)

Ausente (original title)
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Martin, a young Argentine student, is exploring the reactions of his sports coach, Sebastian, while vying for his love and affection. He has an opportunity - one night to push the envelope ... See full summary »

Director:

Marco Berger

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Marco Berger
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Echevarría ... Sebastián
Javier De Pietro ... Martín
Antonella Costa ... Mariana
Alejandro Barbero Alejandro Barbero ... Juan Pablo
Rocío Pavón Rocío Pavón ... Analía
Luis Mango Luis Mango ... Médico Pileta
Lautaro Machaca Lautaro Machaca ... Alumno 1
Joan Alsina Joan Alsina ... Alumno 2
Nicolás Fernández Rubio Nicolás Fernández Rubio ... Profesor de Natación
Laura Dozo Laura Dozo ... Oftalmóloga (as Laura Dozzo)
Alejandra Lang Alejandra Lang ... Vecina
Fabio Cendra Fabio Cendra ... Portero
Dolores Cano Dolores Cano ... Preofesora 1
Constanza Boquet Constanza Boquet ... Profesora 2
Liliana Popovich Liliana Popovich ... Rectora
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Martin, a young Argentine student, is exploring the reactions of his sports coach, Sebastian, while vying for his love and affection. He has an opportunity - one night to push the envelope and be as close as ever to reaching what he so desperately wants. With his teacher keeping him off at a distance, but at the same time being so kind and nurturing, Martin continues to inch further and further towards crossing the line. But, with all the twists and turns of love, life, and personas, Martin finds himself on the wrong side of the line, and Sebastian finds himself with more regret than Martin could have ever imagined. Written by Zachary M.

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Film for art's sake, with insipid plot
17 March 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Infatuation and lust may have bad consequences, particularly if involving an adult and a minor, and it certainly involves misapprehensions and rumors, particularly if involving teacher-student of the same sex. Thus, a good basis for an intriguing film for relatively wide audience? But, alas, the result is a protracted depiction of facial expressions and trivial dialogues, with the main topic in the background, and otherwise spirited Latin Americans behave as those from the Nordic countries... The plot remains indistinct; I usually like to ponder on and over during or after a film, but here, it was no mind-twisting at all. Leaving things open and not explaining things are two different approaches for me.

Ausente could be a play for small niche theatres, but a film for a big festival? I was surprised when I read that the film won "Best feature film" during Berlin International Film Festival.


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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 August 2011 (Argentina) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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