COMPETITION

Benjamin Naishtat

Argentine

Synopsis

With Argentina’s Dirty War in full swing, and with the military coup d’état of 1976 just around the corner, a man arrives in a small restaurant in a provincial city, where he suddenly hurls insults at Claudio, a respected lawyer. The altercation continues later in the evening, and the ensuing violence drags Claudio into a world of secrets and silence that result in his life threatening to tear apart at the seams when a Chilean investigator arrives on the scene in search of the enigmatic stranger. Director Benjamin Naishtat makes stunning use of the visual tropes of the thrillers of the seventies to create an intense, unnerving sense of paranoia and fear perfectly suited to an Argentinian society in deadly flux.

Country

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland

Year

2018

Length

109 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

Spanish

Fiche technique

Director : Benjamin Naishtat

Producer : Barbara Sarasola-Day, Emmanuel Chaumet, Federico Eibuszyc, Rachel Daisy Ellis, Marleen Slot, Ingmar Trost, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade

Screenwriter : Benjamin Naishtat

Cinematographer : Pedro Sotero

Editor : Andrés Quaranta

Art Director : Julieta Dolinsky

Sound : Fernando Ribero, Simon Apostolou, Pedro Sá Erp

Music : Vincent van Warmerdam

 

Interprétation

Dario Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Allfredo Castro, Diego Cremonesi

 

Contact

Production Company : Pucará Cine, Ecce Films, Desvia Produções, Viking Film, Sutor Kolonko, Bord Cadre Films

International Sales : Luxbox