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Relatos Salvajes (2014)

Director:
Damián Szifron
AKA
Wild Tales
COUNTRY
Argentina/Spain
GENRE
Black Comedy / Crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Wild Tales
RUNNING TIME
122 minutes
Producer:
Agustín Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
Esther Garcia
Matías Mosteirín
Felipe Photiades
Gerardo Rozín
Hugo Sigman
Screenwriter:
Damián Szifron


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING

"Pasternak"

Salgado Darío Grandinetti
Isabel María Marull

"Las Ratas"

Cook Rita Cortese
Waitress Julieta Zylberberg
Cuenca César Bordón

"El más fuerte"

Diego Iturralde Leonardo Sbaraglia
Mario Walter Donado

"Bombita"

Simónb Fischer Ricardo Darín
Victoria Malamud Nancy Dupláa

"La Propuesta"

Mauricio Pereyra Hamilton Oscar Martínez
Helena Pereyra Hamilton María Onetto
Lawyer Osmar Núñez
Jose Germán da Silva
Prosecutor Diego Velázquez

"Hasta que la muerte nos separe"

Romina Érica Rivas
Ariel Diego Gentile

 

Review

The student film feel is unescabable, but writer/director Damian Szifron will get high grades for his clever ideas and effective combination of HD realism and tarantinoesque sudden violence. As often is with anthology films, the payoff is more detached and perhaps satirical than what you might feel you deserve for your emotional investment in the characters. This is film from an intellectual point of view, but it can be equally rewarding if you're willing to accept the premises. Some segments work better than others, such as the eerie opener "Pasternak" (which I hope wasn't of any kind of inspiration of for Andreas Lubitz) and "La Propuesta", before Szifron is good-hearted enough to let us end with a little positivity on behalf of humanity – even if it is a depraved form of positivity.

Copyright © 29.03.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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