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The film tells the life of Tito Pereyra since his childhood in a town of Tucuman (with an absent father) until the 1980 s in Buenos Aires, when democracy was restored. During that period he... See full summary »

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Gastón Gallo

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Gastón Gallo (story), Gastón Gallo | 1 more credit »
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Luciano Cáceres Luciano Cáceres ... Tito (adulto)
Santino Gallo Santino Gallo ... Tito (niño)
Roberto Vallejos Roberto Vallejos ... Claudio
Gonzalo López Jatib Gonzalo López Jatib ... Claudio (niño)
Verónica Fabiana Kempf Verónica Fabiana Kempf ... Madre
Lito Cruz ... Padre
Paloma Contreras Paloma Contreras ... Marisa
Beatriz Pilar Aguirre Beatriz Pilar Aguirre ... Hilda (as Beatriz Pilar 'Manina' Aguirre)
Nelson Alfonso Gonzáles Nelson Alfonso Gonzáles ... Pascual
María Carolina Romero María Carolina Romero ... Marta
Susana Lopez Susana Lopez ... Luciana (as Susana 'Tuly' López)
Gustavo Marcelo Delgado Gustavo Marcelo Delgado ... Capataz ingenio
Juan Eduardo Saifán Juan Eduardo Saifán ... Cantinero (as Juan Eduardo 'Golo' Saifán)
Heinz K. Krattiger ... Presentador circo (as Karl Heinz Krattiger)
Favio Posca Favio Posca ... Pirata (adulto)
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The film tells the life of Tito Pereyra since his childhood in a town of Tucuman (with an absent father) until the 1980 s in Buenos Aires, when democracy was restored. During that period he makes decisions that will change his life forever.It shows a human being with both bright and dark aspects, whose contrasts seem to determine his destiny. Written by Anonymous

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Toda ambición tiene su precio. [Every ambition has its price.]

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Crime | Drama

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Decent effort though slow moving ...
12 September 2018 | by imranahmedsgSee all my reviews

I watched Gato Negro hoping to get an idea of post-war Argentine society. Instead, I got a blend of a period drama, thriller, crime and social piece woven into one slow moving film.

Unfortunately, the Argentine film didn't work well in any of the genres. The Director tried doing too much and lost focus. A classic case of 'jack of all trades and master of none.'

Yes, I did get a glimpse into Argentine society: a dry and limited glimpse without any color provided by the filmmaker though not enough to redeem the movie as an 'intellectually stimulating foreign film!'

The story started well enough by introducing the main character, Tito, as a boy destined for something more than life in his rural village hometown. Sure enough, the film follows Tito grow into a wealthy businessman of dubious character and shady deals. (I guess that's business in Argentina?)

Along the way he meets - and forgets - many characters. However, his hometown of Tucuman keeps nagging at him through different ways, e.g. family, former lover, etc. He just can't seem to shake off his history with Tucuman even after becoming a wealthy international businessman.

I can't (and won't) say much more of the plot so as to not give away too much.

Although not a 'screaming buy,' Gato Negro is a good effort by director Gaston Gallo. I will keep on the lookout for more films by Gallo. He is bound to direct a gem at some stage.

Note: Gato Negro is available on Netflix in most jurisdictions as at the time of writing, i.e. September 2018.


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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 April 2014 (Argentina) See more »

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Medinas, Tucumán, Argentina See more »

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$270,273
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