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Relatos salvajes (2014)

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Relatos salvajes is a movie starring Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, and Mónica Villa. Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

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Director: Damián Szifron
Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Óscar Ferreiro
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Salgado (segment "Pasternak")
... Isabel (segment "Pasternak")
... Profesora Leguizamón (segment "Pasternak")
... Cocinera (segment "The Rats")
... Moza (segment "The Rats")
César Bordón ... Cuenca (segment "The Rats")
... Diego (segment "Road to Hell")
... Mario (segment "Road to Hell")
... Simón (segment "Bombita")
Nancy Dupláa ... Victoria (segment "Bombita")
... Mauricio (segment "The Deal")
... Helena (segment "The Deal")
Osmar Núñez ... Lawyer (segment "The Deal")
... Casero (segment "La propuesta")
... Romina (segment "Til Death Do Us Part")
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Storyline

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

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

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Also Known As:

Wild Tales  »

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Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,100, 22 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,107,072

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,353,750
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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

Where Simon parks the car (Parera 25), parking is allowed, but it's not the same place that the tow truck takes the car from (Juncal 1311). These two places are 2 blocks from each other- ("Bombita" segment) See more »

Quotes

Mauricio: [to his own son] I gave you the best education and you always did whatever you wanted. Now, go screw yourself.
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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 »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Wild Tales (2017) See more »

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Aire Libre
Performed by Lucien Belmond
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The Edge Of Reason
11 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

Hilarious and very, very black comedy consisting of six episodes about people who get driven to the edge of reason (and a little beyond). The acting and writing in this gem from Argentina are superb, and the beautifully photographed segments keep you thrilled and unable to guess just what crazy turn they will take next. A wonderful joy of a film for film lovers with a rather twisted sense of humor. 8 stars out of 10.

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