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History of Fear (2014)

Historia del miedo (original title)
A hot summer. A private district with an enormous park. An abandoned plot of land in the suburbs and an uncontrollable wave of smoke spark uncertainty and chaos.

Director:

Benjamín Naishtat

Writer:

Benjamín Naishtat (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jonathan Da Rosa Jonathan Da Rosa ... Pola
Tatiana Giménez Tatiana Giménez ... Tati
Mirella Pascual ... Teresa
Claudia Cantero Claudia Cantero ... Edith
Francisco Lumerman Francisco Lumerman ... Camilo
César Bordón César Bordón ... Carlos
Valeria Lois Valeria Lois ... Beatriz
Elsa Bois Elsa Bois ... Amalia
Edgardo Castro Edgardo Castro ... Marcelo
Mara Bestelli Mara Bestelli ... Mariana
Daniel Leguizamón Daniel Leguizamón ... Teenager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcelo Estebecorena Marcelo Estebecorena ... Hombre desnudo
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A hot summer. A private district with an enormous park. An abandoned plot of land in the suburbs and an uncontrollable wave of smoke spark uncertainty and chaos. Written by Anonymous

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Fear of What Exactly?
10 March 2015 | by fulrahulSee all my reviews

Fear, as the title suggests is at the forefront of Benjamin Naishtat's film. The film portrays fear and its reasons, through the lives of different people in the form of chapters. The is set in Argentina as a heat wave and built up smoke brings about anxiety which at least initially gets your attention though after a while the film runs the risk of becoming silly showcasing random fear which is exactly what happens when the light goes off. "History of Fear" relies on meticulous sound design to set the stage in scenes where many will find themselves flailing for sufficient context. Just how effective is this austerely conceived work at actually generating anxiety? It depends on many factors, but given that the director relies almost entirely on suggestion, the burden falls on the viewers themselves.


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Country:

Argentina | France | Germany | Uruguay | Qatar

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

22 May 2014 (Argentina) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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