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Wild Horses (1995)

Caballos salvajes (original title)
A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a ... See full summary »

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Marcelo Piñeyro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Héctor Alterio ... José
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Pedro
Cecilia Dopazo ... Ana
Fernán Mirás ... Martín (as Fernan Miras)
Daniel Kuzniecka ... Rodolfo
Mónica Scapparone Mónica Scapparone ... Financial Secretariat (as Mónica Scaparone)
Álex Benn Álex Benn ... Esteban
Adrián Yospe Adrián Yospe ... Thug #1
Miguel Ruiz Díaz Miguel Ruiz Díaz ... Thug #2
Fernando Álvarez Fernando Álvarez ... Truck driver #1
Tito Haas Tito Haas ... Truck driver #2 (as Tito Hass)
Ernesto Claudio Ernesto Claudio ... Editor
Emilio Bardi Emilio Bardi ... Carrasco
Eduardo Peaguda Eduardo Peaguda ... Saverio
Jorge Petraglia Jorge Petraglia ... Rogelio
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A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a girl who becomes part of the team. Written by <luz@ciudad.com.ar>

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Todo hombre arriesga cada vez que elige... y eso lo hace libre. [Every man takes a risk when he makes a choice... and that sets him free]

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Director's Official Site

Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 August 1995 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Horses See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mandala Films, Artear See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First and, up to 2005, only Argentinean film to be filmed in Panavision. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hitting Bottom (1997) See more »

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Written & Performed by Gabriel Carámbula
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More about personal than institutional corruption
16 July 2008 | by AlaveWallSee all my reviews

Corruption exists on many levels. While Argentine cinema is certainly full of films about exposing institutional corruption, what makes Caballos Selvajes so moving is its focus on the personal choices of individuals in contributing to or avoiding corruption. The decision a young banker instinctively makes when confronting a life, death and money situation sets him on a path which irrevocably veers him away from becoming like his corrupt boss at the bank. Likewise that of an ambitious young journalist contrasts him sharply with his calculating and corrupt boss at the network.

Protecting human life, human expression, human freedom, and the truth is a theme which runs through this film. The consequences of making choices based on these priorities are often not easy, and that is reflected in the outcomes for these characters. The wild horses of this film are a metaphor for human freedom, and what must be done to insure their freedom, an example of hard but worthwhile sacrifice.


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