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Born and Bred

Director: Pablo Trapero

Country:  Argentina

Year of Production:  2006

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Synopsis

The fourth film from one of the most interesting and successful of the young directors forming the so-called "New Wave" in Argentine Cinema, PABLO TRAPERO follows on from the startling EL BONAERENSE and the acclaimed road movie FAMILIA RODANTE with BORN AND BRED (NACIDO Y CRIADO), a typically intimate story from an artist fascinated by interior states of mind and exterior realities. With stunning widescreen cinematography, an exquisite soundtrack and excellent performances from Guillermo Pfening and Federico Esquerro, it is Pablo Trapero's most striking and personal film to date.

Santiago (Guillermo Pfening) is a successful interior designer, husband to Milli (Martina Gusman) and loving father to daughter, Josefina (Victoria Vescio). His translucent veneer of urban contentment in Buenos Aires is torn away when tragedy strikes unexpectedly. Re-appearing in the frozen landscapes of Patagonia, and changed beyond recognition, Santiago begins a self-imposed penance in a wilderness of outsiders. Yet great camaraderie and warm humour characterise the friendships formed, bringing hope to the torments of Santi's unalterable past.

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Cast

Starring: 

Guillermo Pfening, Martina Gusman, Federico Esquerro

Credits

Director: Pablo Trapero

Writer(s): 

Pablo Trapero, Mario Rulloni

Producers: 

Douglas Cummins, Pablo Trapero

Editor:  Ezequiel Borovinsky, Pablo Trapero

Cinematographer:  Guillermo Nieto

Music: 

Luis Chomicz, Palo Pandolfo

Production Details

Country:  Argentina

Year of Production:  2006

Language:  Spanish

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  100 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

Certificate: 

Genre(s): 

  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  24th August 2007

DVD Release Date:  28th January 2008

Reviews

PETER BRADSHAW,THE GUARDIAN

"another... intelligent, deeply involving piece of cinema... that moment by moment, scene by subtle scene, completely enfolds you"

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EMPIRE

"a master... on a par with Antonioni and Herzog"

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"masterful"

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BBC MOVIES

"a searing, wonderfully shot, and artfully understated examination of guilt and grief... deep and visceral emotion... a great performance by Pfening... a deft, moving, intelligent film"

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DEREK MALCOLM, THE EVENING STANDARD

"A winter's tale with a Latin beauty all of its own... Trapero's compassionate focus and his warm but entirely unsentimental humanity are also what make this film a real pleasure to watch"

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"impressive"

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