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The Rotten Link (2015)

El eslabón podrido (original title)
In a little village with 20 houses, isolated in the countryside, lives Raulo, a 50 year-old retarded lumberjack, with Ercilia, his senile witch doctor mother, and Roberta, his sister, the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Ziembrowski Luis Ziembrowski ... Raulo
Marilú Marini Marilú Marini ... Ercilia
Paula Brasca Paula Brasca ... Roberta
Germán de Silva ... Sicilio
Marta Haller Marta Haller ... Esther
Susana Pampín Susana Pampín ... Luz
Luis Aranosky Luis Aranosky ... Camilo
Valentín Javier Diment Valentín Javier Diment ... Arón (as Javier Diment)
Sergio Boris Sergio Boris ... Klaus
Bimbo Godoy Bimbo Godoy ... Elsa
Pamela Rementería Pamela Rementería ... Irma
Mario Das Airas Mario Das Airas ... Orlando
Luis Herrera Luis Herrera
Alberto Uro Alberto Uro ... Urquijo
Sebastián Mogordoy Sebastián Mogordoy ... Chacho
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In a little village with 20 houses, isolated in the countryside, lives Raulo, a 50 year-old retarded lumberjack, with Ercilia, his senile witch doctor mother, and Roberta, his sister, the town's young and favourite prostitute. They unconditionally love and take care of each other. But when Ercilia feels the closeness of death she insistently threatens Roberta: if she ever has sexual intercourse with all the men in town, the town will discard her, dismiss her, and she will die. And there is only one man in town she has not been with: Sicilio, the other prostitute's husband, who is deeply in love with Roberta, but if his wife finds out he has been with her, she won't hesitate in killing him.

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Un cuento algo truculento... [A somewhat gruesome tale...]


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One of the best Argentine films in the last year

I would say that is one of the best Argentine films I saw in the last year. Something never seen in Argentine cinema. A story that smells of fire and "mates", of folklore, of fresh grass, sunsets... and blood. I liked the directing and photography, that brilliantly capture the atmosphere of a rural town, but at the same time giving it a mystical touch, as if we were seeing a slightly parallel dimension. Some moments of very accomplished aesthetic beauty.The script is brightly original. Dialogues in perspective in the just measure, with some phrases that seem incomplete, without saying too much, no certainties, maintaining the essential tension of the film. Acting work is monumental. Ziembrowski achieves a polished performance. Marini has fantastic moments. Applause for them. A dark tale brilliantly told. Highly recommended for the brave. Beware the susceptible ones.


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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Argentina

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$8,044
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2.39:1
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