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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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

Genres:

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 came about because Damián Szifrón had so many ideas for films that he knew he would never be able to make them all. So instead he decided to keep the ideas very simple and film several of them together as an anthology film. 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

Moza: Good evening, a table for one?
Cuenca: I see you're good at math.
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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

Featured in The Oscars (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme From Flashdance
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Helen St. John
© Copyright by Intersong.USA, Inc. / Famous Music Corp.
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corporation
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Brilliant
20 July 2018 | by perica-43151See all my reviews

Perhaps the best omnibus dark comedy ever made. This movie is funny, it explores some of the darker parts of humanity but it does so with so much wit and intelligence. It was a great hit in South America, and understandably so. Despite dark and cynical take on the human condition, the movie is lighthearted and highly watchable, and uncompromisingly original.


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Country:

Argentina | Spain | France | UK

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 August 2014 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Tales 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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