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La León

La León
  • 2006
  • Argentina/France
  • 85 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Santiago Otheguy
  • Written by: Santiago Otheguy
  • Cast: Jorge Román, Daniel Valenzuela
  • Language: Spanish

El Turu (Valenzuela) is the fiery captain of a boat that links the remote communities of traditional reed cutters in the Parana Delta of Northern Argentina. He bullies one of the workers, Alvaro (Román) as much for his love of books as for his homosexuality. A fine portrait of both the watery landscape and the sequestered lives of its inhabitants.

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La Leon

17 Jul 20083 stars

There’s a formal rigour to so many of the films coming out of Argentina that it’s a pity many of them – Lucretia, Martel and Lisandro, Alonso excepted – haven’t worked through the subtle storytelling elements that they still feel obliged to utilise.

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