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Argentina, 1976. Claudio Morán is a successful and respected lawyer of an Argentinian town that suffers an incident with another client in the restaurant where he awaits for his wife Susana to dinner, who reclaims his table to seat and eat. Mocking him about the stranger's bad manners and poor education, Claudio's words make that the stranger suddenly explodes in rage against everybody, being forced by the staff to leave the local just when Susana arrives. When they two are in the car to back home, the stranger appears again hitting the car and running away. Leaving the car behind the stranger to stop him, this one intercepts Claudio and both have a fight. Trying to calm him, Claudio see as the stranger hits himself and takes a gun pointing Claudio and Susana, who followed his husband, but instead to kill them the stranger shoots himself in the face. Seriously injured, Claudio takes the stranger into the car and leaves Susana in home saying her that he will moves the stranger to the ...Written by
Summer movie season has arrived in NYC. I can always tell by the higher quality of the foreign films that come to town (you can bet none of the Hollywood films are of high quality). "Rojo" is the best film I've seen since at least the winter and I can't remember which one that was. This one features good acting and camera work and with some thought-provoking allegory and symbolism.
Nutshell: An influential lawyer is slowly losing his ethical footing after a confrontation with an unbalanced patron at a restaurant, leading to a visit from an amateur detective investigating the disappearance of the patron. Give it a chance, because it is slow to get underway. But if you appreciate superior filmmaking there is always a reward with a good motion picture, and this is one example.
******** 8/10 - Website no longer prints my star rating.
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