Bringing together some of Latin America’s most eminent acting talents, Argentine filmmaker Santiago Mitre crafts an elegant political thriller with an unnerving psychological twist.
Dir Santiago Mitre
Prod Hugo Sigman, Fernando Bovaira, Matías Mosteirín, Didar Domehri, Simón de Santiago, Fernando Brom, Agustina Llambi Campbell, Leticia Cristi, Axel Kuschevatzky
Scr Santiago Mitre, Mariano Llinás
With Ricardo Darín
Sales Film Factory Entertainment
In this deft, stylish thriller Ricardo Darín excels as an Argentine President who realises there is no such thing as a personal life in the cut throat political arena. President Hernán Blanco is attending a key summit in Chile to discuss a new Southern Oil Alliance that could have lasting consequences for power relations in Latin America. As Blanco and his backstage team try to deal with differing political agendas, an escalating personal crisis threatens to derail the diplomatic discourse, with grave consequences for all. The top-notch cast includes Gloria’s Paulina García and Wild Tales’ Erica Rivas. Alberto Iglesias contributes an atmospheric score that powers the narrative. And the screenplay, by director Santiago Mitre and Mariano Llinás, proves as unsettling as it is enjoyable, delivering an intriguing rollercoaster ride that regards politics as a business where you’re never quite sure who or what it is you’re dealing with.