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Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018.
The film won more than a dozen awards at prestigious international film festivals.
In a tour across the Arab world, the film had a successful commercial release in Egypt.
It garnered widespread international media attention, receiving wide critical acclaim.
The film paints an authentic picture of 1975 Argentina through its locations and wardrobe and deals with the idea of corruption under dictatorship.
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2018/ Argentina109 min/ Drama
Set in the mid-70s, the film opens with a strange man arriving to a quiet city. Setting in a restaurant, abruptly and out of the blue, he starts shouting insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. Everyone around stands with the lawyer and the man is thrown out of the restaurant. Holding a grudge, later that night the man intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The incident that takes Claudio in a danger-filled journey involving death, secrets and silences.
Dario Grandinetti
Andrea Frigerio
Alfredo Castro
Screenwriter: Benjamín Naishtat
DOP: Pedro Sotero
Editor: Andrés Quaranta
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Production Company(ies)
Bord Cadre Films
Desvia Produções
Ecce Films
Pucara Cine
Sutor Kolonko
with the support of the Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA)
Emmanuel Chaumet
Federico Eibuszyc
Rachel Daisy Ellis
Barbara Sarasola-Day
Marleen Slot
Ingmar Trost
Dan Wechsler
Jamal Zeinal Zade
film festivals
San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain
Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico
La Orquidea Film Festival, Ecuador
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands
Bergamo Film Meeting Film Festival, Italy
Geneva International Film Festival, Switzerland
CPH:PIX Film Festival, Denmark
Vienna International Film Festival, Austria
Festival Européen du Court Métrage de Bordeaux (FIFIB), France
Athens International Film Festival, Greece
Oslo International Film Festival (OIFF), Norway
Haifa International Film Festival, Palestine
Cologne International Film Festival, Germany
Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden
Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina, Argentina
Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards, Argentina
International Cinephile Society
Havana Film Festival, Cuba
Miami Film Festival, USA
Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco
Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg
Lima Latin American Film Festival, Peru
Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey
Buma Music in Motion, Netherlands
Havana Film Festival New York, USA
film awards
Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Original), and Best Film at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina, Argentina
Best Director at the Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards, Argentina
Best Actor at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico
Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain
Best Film at the La Orquidea Film Festival, Ecuador
ICS Award at the International Cinephile Society
Best Original Composition in Film at Buma Music in Motion, Netherlands
“A movie about balls of the wrong kind.” Boyd van Hoeij - The Hollywood Reporter

“It's powerful material, deftly delivered.” Kevin Maher - Times UK

“Embrace this little masterpiece before it disappears.” Charlotte O'Sullivan - London Evening Standard

“It's all about a society manoeuvring to stay at the dinner table while getting its unsavoury elements thrown out, and finding ways to stop them ever coming back.” Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph UK

"It’s a brutal trip, though Naishtat smartly balances the heaviness with moments of levity and absurd comedy." Manohla Dargis - The New York Times

"Benjamin Naishtat’s subtle, twisting, state-of-the-nation drama works effectively as a noir-like thriller, and as an exploration of a country that has lost its moral compass." Allan Hunter - Screen Daily

"A slow-burning and deeply uneasy film with stunning visuals and an unhurried rhythm, and one that won’t be easily forgotten." Alfonso Rivera - Cineuropa

“ With each subplot reinforcing the simmering sense of unease, this compelling recreation of a pernicious period soberingly exposes the ease with which morality can become a casualty of human nature.” David Parkinson-Empire