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Death in Buenos Aires (2014)

Muerte en Buenos Aires (original title)
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A businessman is murdered at his home. Experienced police Inspector Chávez uses a rookie officer as a bait to catch the killer, while struggling with his own deepest desires.


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Laura Farhi (collaborating writer), Gustavo Malajovich (collaborating writer) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Demián Bichir ... Chávez (as Demian Bichir)
Chino Darín ... Ganso
Carlos Casella Carlos Casella ... Kevin
Mónica Antonópulos ... Dolores (as Monica Antonopulos)
Emilio Disi ... Morales
Jorgelina Aruzzi Jorgelina Aruzzi ... Ana
Hugo Arana ... Sanfilippo
Luisa Kuliok ... Blanca
Humberto Tortonese Humberto Tortonese ... Calígula
Gino Renni Gino Renni ... Sastre
Fabián Arenillas Fabián Arenillas ... Anchorena
Maxi Diorio Maxi Diorio ... Kevin fisicoculturista
Nehuen Penzotti Nehuen Penzotti ... Miguel
Martín Wullich Martín Wullich ... Copito
Arturo Goetz Arturo Goetz ... Hombre Polo


Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez, a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises even the most astute detective. What will triumph: law or desire? Written by Anonymous

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Descubrí al culpable. [Find the culprit.] See more »


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Did You Know?


When El Ganso and Sanfilippo are seen playing chess in the precinct, in the background Dolores can be seen watching TV. The show she's watching is The Strange Lady (1989), a popular telenovela which starred Luisa Kuliok, who in this film plays the victim's sister. See more »


[first lines]
Dolores: [through a radio-communicator] Chavez?
[doesn't answer]
Dolores: Chavez, where the fuck are you?
Chávez: [finally answers] Almost there, almost there. Don't touch anything.
Dolores: OK.
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Features The Strange Lady (1989) See more »


Bizarre Love Triangle
Written by Peter Hook , Stephen Morris (as Stephen Paul David Morris), Bernard Sumner and Gillian Gilbert (as Gillian Lesley Gilbert)
Performed by New Order
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Captivating, at time joyous, fresh
18 January 2016 | by floatingpolarbearSee all my reviews

This movie has a mediocre rating because it has a female director. Period. It is an excellent film and deserves a 10 out of 10. If you enjoy movies that give you a genuine slice of life from a far away place with well calibrated characters, mood, locations, you are going to love Death in Buenos Aires. The story uses the setting of a murder investigation to explore sexuality, manipulations, torn fragments of unfulfilled desire and trust. There is beautiful music throughout which brings the watcher directly into the middle of the flux of emotion, staring wide eyed at the gorgeous city with yearning. Monica Antonopulos is stunning as a detective who is at the peak of her youth and beauty and wastes no time enjoying it. Chino Darin as the young policeman is disturbingly handsome and slippery, a great screen presence you cannot take your eyes off for a second.

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Release Date:

15 May 2014 (Argentina) See more »

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Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (35 mm version)| Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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