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Born and Bred (Nacido y Criado)

  • 2006
  • Argentina/Italy/Britain
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Trapero
  • Cast: Guillermo Pfening, Federicco Esquerro, Martina Gusman, Tomas Lipan

A poignant study of a middle-class man consumed by guilt and grief. Following a tragic accident involving himself, his wife and their young daughter, successful Buenos Aires interior designer Santiago (Pfening) winds up 2000km away in freezing Patagonia, hunting, boozing and working as a manual labourer. This elliptical and absorbing film hovers intriguingly somewhere between reality and dream, right down to its mysterious ending.

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Born and Bred

4 Oct 20074 stars

One of the key figures in the New Argentine Cinema, writer-director Pablo Trapero follows up his freewheeling road movie Familia Rodante with this poignant study of a middle-class man consumed by guilt and grief. Following a tragic accident involving…

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