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We Are Not Animals (2013)

No somos animales (original title)
A Hollywood actor grows tired of making the same corporate movies, so he moves to Argentina to find more experimental and meaningful work.

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Alejandro Agresti

Writers:

Alejandro Agresti (screenplay), John Cusack (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
John Cusack ... Tony Lovecraft
Paul Hipp ... Rudy Maravilla
Kevin Morris Kevin Morris ... Syd Kuliaky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alejandro Agresti ... Patrick Pesto
Mario Alarcón ... Gonzalito
Pablo Bossi Pablo Bossi ... Carlo Rossi
Norman Briski ... Profesor Vidal
Leticia Brédice ... Dalmacia
Edda Bustamante Edda Bustamante ... Adelina Sarmiento
Viviana Canosa Viviana Canosa
Héctor Díaz Héctor Díaz ... Pacheco
Al Pacino ... The Agent
Romina Ricci ... Rosita
Luciana Salazar Luciana Salazar ... Diva Serrano
Lucila Solá ... Amalia Agreste
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A Hollywood actor grows tired of making the same corporate movies, so he moves to Argentina to find more experimental and meaningful work.

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1 January 2017 (Argentina) See more »

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We're No Animals See more »

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A Waste Of Time ... and I am from Argentina
29 August 2017 | by s_martelliSee all my reviews

This film reminded me of the Dogma film "Hotel" (2001 dir: Mike Figgis) where many American movie stars appear mostly as cameos, or barely as part of the plot. There was, however a plot there, at least. On this film, we have "Kubrick-like" intertitles preceding scenes, all about the planning of the filming of a movie, which is being filmed as this is a movie within a movie anyway. The dialogue for the first half is - as always - about "the evil military that killed people indiscriminately", without a full explanation of WHY and WHAT HAPPENED. This is as if you were learning about World War II and "there was a lot of killing going on" but absolutely no explanation of what happened, just tidbits of talk. Imagine every German film ever made from the end of the war to the present, in which they talk about Nazis. Every film. Or every American movie talking about Vietnam... even it if is a romantic comedy. They try, and fail, to make this some type of artsy film, some very recognizable names are in it, but the dialogue goes nowhere. They try to be "French New Wave" but with less plot, and a lot of scenes about Buenos Aires that serves more as a fantasyland attraction rather than the presentation of a city, or the history of the country, or even some type of plot. A complete waste of time and talent. Go see "Hotel" instead. There is a scene in which a girl tells John Cusack that Argentina is stuck in the past, 35 years back, and cannot move forward. Such is the state of filmmaking in ARG today. Stuck in the 1980s and forever trying to sanitize (but failing in omission) the event s that CAUSED the military coup of 1976. The Argentitnes need at least another 50 years to catch up to the rest of the world. This is a piece of garbage, and frankly, had the coup never occurred, Argentina would have been another Lebanon of the 1980s or the Venezuela of today. Che Guevara and Maoists forever admiring what is unclean only because it is "revolutionary" - conveniently ignoring that ARG, for all its faults, became rich and prosperous thanks to the European immigrants that worked - and di dnot pick the quick fix of a revolution to advance the country. For the lazy and the feeble minded, the Cuban revolution is a thing to be worshipped. These are still dangerous times!


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