Dir: Benjamin Naishtat
Cast: Claudio Martínez Bel, Mara Bestelli, Alfredo Castro
Argentina, 2018, 109 mins, Spanish dialogue with subtitles
Claudio, a prosperous middle-aged lawyer, is verbally attacked by a mysterious stranger in a restaurant. Their argument continues on the street outside, and then escalates with drastic consequences. A few months later, a private detective who is intent on locating the missing stranger turns up and Claudio’s life starts to unravel. Set just prior to the military coup, the film builds a quiet mood of foreboding and impending doom through a carefully constructed, almost hypnotic narrative.