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Wild Tales (2014)

Relatos salvajes (original title)
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Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director:

Damián Szifron

Writers:

Germán Servidio (collaborating writer), Damián Szifron
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darío Grandinetti ... Salgado (segment "Pasternak")
María Marull ... Isabel (segment "Pasternak")
Mónica Villa ... Profesora Leguizamón (segment "Pasternak")
Diego Starosta Diego Starosta ... Ignacio Fontana (segment "Pasternak")
Marcelo Frasca Marcelo Frasca ... Gerente Casa Tía (segment "Pasternak")
Lucila Mangone Lucila Mangone ... Azafata (segment "Pasternak")
María Laura Caccamo María Laura Caccamo ... Empleada Aerolínea (segment "Pasternak") (as Laura Cáccamo)
Carlos Alberto Vavassori Carlos Alberto Vavassori ... Víctor Jensen (episodio 'Pasternak')
Pablo Machado Pablo Machado ... Hombre 1 (segment "Pasternak")
Horacio Vay Horacio Vay ... Hombre 2 (segment "Pasternak")
Javier Pedersoli Javier Pedersoli ... Único Amigo (segment "Pasternak")
Héctor Drachtman Héctor Drachtman ... Padre Pasternak (segment "Pasternak")
María Rosa López Ottonello María Rosa López Ottonello ... Madre Pasternak (segment "Pasternak")
Rita Cortese ... Cocinera (segment "Las ratas")
Julieta Zylberberg ... Moza (segment "Las ratas")
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The film is divided into six segments. (1) "Pasternak": While being on a plane, a model and a music critic realise they have a common acquaintance called Pasternak. Soon they discover that every passenger and crew member on board know Pasternak. Is this coincidence? (2) "The Rats": A waitress recognizes her client - it's the loan shark who caused a tragedy in her family. The cook suggests mixing rat poison with his food, but the waitress refuses. The stubborn cook, however, decides to proceed with her plan. (3) "The Strongest": Two drivers on a lone highway have an argument with tragic consequences. (4) "Little Bomb": A demolition engineer has his car towed by a truck for parking in a wrong place and he has an argument with the employee of the towing company. This event destroys his private and professional life, and he plots revenge against the corrupt towing company and the city hall. (5) "The Proposal": A reckless son of a wealthy family has an overnight hit-and-run accident, in ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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We can all lose control

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film's original screenplay is 84 pages long and some of the six tales are featured in different order. It also includes a seventh tale, pretty much shorter than the other ones, called Bonus Track. See more »

Goofs

In the "las ratas" segment, it is raining very hard when the customers arrive during the night. In the morning, when the police car is driving away, the road is only wet close to the restaurant - further out, the road is dry. See more »

Quotes

Abogada Victoria: What the judge won't take into account is the violence that you are using with your wife...
Simón: WHAT VIOLENCE?
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits of the film, each actor is identified and accompanied by the image of a wild animal. In the case of the director (Szifrón), he chose a fox, the reason is not only because he is red haired: "The fox was an animal that my dad really liked, he always saw foxes documentaries, I think that's why I chose it..." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Interstate 60 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah
Music by Kobi Oshrat
Lyrics by Shimrit Or
Performed by Fabiana Feiguelblat and Harry Aldasoro
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Wildly thrilling. Wildly fun. Wildly original.
17 March 2015 | by twilliams76See all my reviews

This Argentine film that found itself nominated for the 2014 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award comes to us from director Damián Szifrón who has crafted a feature film comprised of a series of 6 vignettes/small stories about human beings from all walks of (Argentine) life who are all tested and taken to their limits ... until they finally lose control. While mostly disastrous the film is also WILDly thrilling and wholly original in its daring cheekiness ... as the film is a bitter dark comedy (with tinges of brutal drama).

It is a film about a myriad group of people on a plane; a young waitress who still finds herself grieving over a family tragedy of the past; an encounter between two men from different social classes on a desolate highway; a man growing tired of the rat race of life in which we are all destined to lose; the aftermath of a horrible automobile accident; and a wedding reception like none you've ever seen before. All feature one or two characters taken to the edge ...

It is how each of them handles their various situations that give us our WILD stories. Fascinatingly grim at times, the film almost always miraculously produces laughter and grins. Much of the laughter might be heavily muffled as one chuckles under his/her breath as others around them fail to see the director's (WILDly) wicked sense of humor come into play in some of the film's intense situations; but the dark tone pervades the entire film.

While the film is most definitely tragic in many instances, Wild Tales is a comedy of errors about human nature and who we are. Some can watch this and most-likely not pick up even a hint of humor; but it is there ... and it is fantastically facetious.

Wildly thrilling. Wildly fun. Wildly original. It is courageously wild.


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Country:

Argentina | Spain | France | UK

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 August 2014 (Argentina) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,100, 22 February 2015

Gross USA:

$3,106,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,642,704
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Dolby Surround 7.1

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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