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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
This film take me by surprise, original and captivating.
Usually I read something about the film before heading to the cinema but in this case I saw the trailer and read the quickly description. I'm mentioning this because affects yours/my mood and expectatives about the film, before even seeing the film, and your opinion of it.
This films plays with different styles and the narrative is a metaphorical one. The beginning of the film set the pace and there is some humour there when you least expected. However all this funny bit and pieces that I enjoyed are related to the fact that I speak spanish, and the rhythm of the conversations, the tone of how things are said, can lead to laugh and enjoy the absurd moment or see it as a truly dramatic one. There is a another layer that talk about how we "slowly get used to" corruption and crime as far as we don't get our benefits taken away and our placid lives interrupted... too much.
If you wanna see a film about a crime and a mystery, this film may disappoint you... if you go with a good open mood, you may have a great time!
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