Tag Archives: Argentina

La sangre y la lluvia (2009) Jorge Navas, Gloria Montoya, Quique Mendoza, Juan Miguel Silva, Drama

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Jorge y Ángela, dos seres solitarios y cuestionados frente a sus propias vidas se encuentran en medio de una lluviosa noche entre las oscuras y violentas calles de Bogotá. Él, un joven taxista, destruido afectivamente por la reciente muerte de su hermano a manos de un grupo de delincuentes, de los que ahora se quiere vengar y ella, una bella princesa nocturna, adicta a la cocaína y a los laberintos de la ciudad.

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Matrimonio / Marriage (2013) Carlos Jaureguialzo, Cecilia Roth, Darío Grandinetti, Manuel Vicente, Drama

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Esteban and Molly have been married for over twenty years. On a cold morning in June the couple realizes they have hit rock bottom and that their relationship is not what it once was. Marriage examines the different aspects that make a man and a woman click, those moments where a bond can become harder than a rock, but it will also illustrate the downfalls and all the little things that make a relationship worth fighting for.

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Ronda nocturna / Night Watch (2005) Edgardo Cozarinsky, Gonzalo Heredia, Mariana Anghileri, Rafael Ferro, Drama

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A long night’s journey into day: Victor, a street hustler in the Santa Fe and Pueyrredón neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, from the evening of November 1, All Saints Day, to the dawn of November 2, All Souls Day. Victor’s odyssey takes him from clients to friends to a gay gym then a hotel room and an all-night café. He plays pick-up soccer with kids whose parents are going through trash or waiting in parks. A vendor gives him a chrysanthemum. It seems he’s being followed, and on the night streets, death is close at hand. Can Victor survive until dawn?

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Like a Crashed Plane / Como un avión estrellado (2005) Ezequiel Acuña, Ignacio Rogers, Santiago Pedrero, Manuela Martelli, Comedy, Drama

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Gauche, mumbling Nico works in a veterinary clinic run by domineering brother Fran, their parents having died in a plane crash. When Nico sees gardening student Luchi making a phone call, he becomes obsessed, and when she comes to have her pet rabbit operated on, he awkwardly attempts to try to win her over. Just when things seem about to take off, Luchi delivers the bad news that she’s leaving for Switzerland. Nico’s ne’er-do-well buddy Santi offers Nico advice about how to make it work with Luchi while himself stealing CD’s and pills from his mother.

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El habilitado (1971) Jorge Cedron, Héctor Alterio, Carlos Antón, Billy Cedrón, Drama

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Five employees submerged in the basement of a store marplatense grotesquely are linked to each other, each trying to feel better than the other because of miserable advantages. The director did not want to make a realistic or autobiographical film, although most of the film is based on lived by the Kidron own as store clerk Galician experiences. Its aim was, however, achieved a work of raw poetry, based on the contrast between certain deliberately grotesque and other segments of absolute asceticism.

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Solo (2013) Marcelo Briem Stamm, Patricio Ramos, Mario Verón, Carlos Echevarría, Thriller

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A sexy, romantic and uncomfortably chilling tale of love and deception from first time director Marcelo Briem Stamm. Handsome middle class Manuel (Patrico Ramos), hurt by his previous relationship and bored being alone, meets Julio (Mario Veron), a rugged, lonely, unemployed young man in a chat room. The two eventually meet up in person and the sexual spark is quickly ignited. And while sex is satisfying and frequent, it is their collective problems with intimacy, trust and the fear of being hurt that make them hesitant to commit fully. As their relationship develops, both reveal secrets from their past but these revelations might be real, imagined or outright lies. Who is being truthful, who is real, and who truly loves the other? All is revealed in this romantic, passionate drama/thriller that offers a shocking, strangely satisfying conclusion.

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