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Argentina

El Crítico (2013)

A film for people who don’t like romantic comedies, about a man who doesn’t like romantic comedies. But of course: it’s a romantic comedy. Picture an Argentinian Charlie Kaufman and you’re not far off the mark. Hernán Guerschuny’s El…

Everybody Has a Plan (2012)

Last night I was watching the great Viggo Mortensen play a Russian gangster in Eastern Promises (2007), complete with lines both in Russian and in English with a heavily – and convincingly – Russian accent. Now I see him in a…

Carancho (2010)

A dark and dingy Argentinean crime-noir which follows the increasingly desperate actions of an ambulance chasing lawyer called Sosa (Ricardo Darin) who, having been expelled from the bar association, is embroiled in a dangerous scam…

Las Acacias (2011)

Pablo Giorgelli's feature debut, Las Acacias, belongs to a recent movement which critics have baptized "slow cinema", defined by diegetic sound, long shots and unhurried editing. This tag is frequently a byword for tedium, attributed to…