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A struggling voice actor in New York turns to murder in this blackly comic psychodrama from Spanish director Carles Torras.

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Dir-Prod Carles Torras
Scr Carles Torras, Martin Bacigalupo
With Martin Bacigalupo, Larry Fessenden, Lilli Stein
Spain-USA 2016
83min
Prod Co Zabriskie Films

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

Martin Bacigalupo, Lead Cast; Alice Bocchi, Costume Designer; Carles Torras, Director

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Meet Larry de Cecco – struggling voice actor, part-time removals man, practising psychopath. Dividing his time between his thankless day job and a series of humbling auditions, Larry takes enjoyment in minor break-ins and perverse acts of vandalism. When an aspiring actress rents a room in his apartment, it looks like the reclusive Larry might have found a friend, but it is not long before his dark urges rise to the surface. With his English language debut, Spanish director Carles Torras has crafted a scathing critique of the American Dream, shot with cool precision and infused with a caustic streak of black humour. Larry’s unhinged stoicism can be traced through a dark history of screen sociopaths, from Travis Bickle to Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, but lead actor and co-writer Martin Bacigalupo’s revelatory, squirm-inducing performance makes for a truly distinctive anti-hero who will not be easily forgotten – no matter how hard you try.

Michael Blyth

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