'Latitudes', a modern love story shot in 8 different countries, tells the story of Olivia (Alice Braga) and Jose (Daniel de Oliveira), two travellers who have one-night stands in legendary ... See full summary »
Daniel de Oliveira,
Téo (Marco Ricca) is a lonely architect who goes through a difficult phase in life, because of the death of his best friend in childhood. Her best friend nowadays is Majú (Dira Paes), the ... See full summary »
Gregório Mussatti Cesare,
Carmen Uranga is a middle-aged Argentine woman who after living many years in Madrid returns to Buenos Aires to assist her sick father (Héctor Alterio). His sister Ana is a lawyer in charge... See full summary »
Gael García Bernal,
Bordering the vast Amazonian rainforest along the Argentinian Paraná River, a ruthless band of three brothers led by the psychotic Tarquinho uproots the lush woods and its peaceful inhabitants to grab their land. However, when Vania, the daughter of a large tobacco farm owner is abducted, the cryptic and blessed with a quasi-supernatural bond with the land, Kaí, emerges from the river, on the trail of her gun-toting captors. But who is this silent protector? Can he save the innocent Vania and the wild jungle from deforestation?Written by
Pablo Fendrick wrote and directed this Argentine film that tries to be something more than barely tolerable but gets lost in what seems like an endlessly slow moving uncomfortable night at the movies. The rain forests are beautiful, the scenery is fine, the actors are fine, but the story cannot seem o decide whether it is a myth or a political statement about the gross disparity between the wealthy and the poor in South America.
The chief attraction is Gael García Bernal (Kai), a mysterious man who emerges from the Argentinean rain forest to help a poor farmer and his daughter Vania, who are threatened by a band of mercenaries hired to force them to sell their land and take over his property by setting fire to their farm and community. They capture Vania (Alice Braga) but Kai rescues her and we are left to discern what the future will hold for these 'creatures'.
Fans of Gael García Bernal will get to see a lot of him here but even this fine young actor cannot salvage this very tedious and meaningless film. In Spanish with English subtitles.
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