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The Lost Brother (2017)

El otro hermano (original title)
Cetarti, a public employee who has just been fired, travels from Buenos Aires to Lapachito, a lonely town in the Chaco province. He must take care of the corpses of his mother and brother ... See full summary »

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Israel Adrián Caetano (screenplay), Nora Mazzitelli (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Duarte
Daniel Hendler ... Cetarti
Erasmo Olivera Erasmo Olivera ... Empleado morgue
Déborah Vidret Déborah Vidret ... Madre Cetarti (as Débora Vidret)
Estanislao Arpone Estanislao Arpone ... Hermano Cetarti
Guillermo Jacubowicz Guillermo Jacubowicz ... Cardozo
Jorge Prado Jorge Prado ... Molina (as Jorge Roberto Prado)
Ángela Molina ... Marta
María Jimena Acevedo María Jimena Acevedo ... Madre Cetarti
Alian Devetac ... Danielito
Maximiliano Rúa Maximiliano Rúa ... Joven secuestrado
Pablo Cedrón Pablo Cedrón ... Enzo
Alejandra Flechner Alejandra Flechner ... Eva
Violeta Vidal Violeta Vidal ... Cajera banco
Luis Navarro Luis Navarro ... Policía
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Cetarti, a public employee who has just been fired, travels from Buenos Aires to Lapachito, a lonely town in the Chaco province. He must take care of the corpses of his mother and brother who have been brutally murdered, and with whom no bond of affection binds him. The only thing that mobilizes Cetarti to undertake the trip is the possibility of charging a modest life insurance to be able to settle in Brazil. There he meets Duarte, a sort of town capo and friend of his mother's murderer, with whom he establishes a strange society to manage and collect that money. Written by Sebastián Incaurgarat

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Nada más peligroso que un hombre común. [Nothing more dangerous than an ordinary man.]

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Argentina | Uruguay | Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo este sol tremendo See more »

Filming Locations:

Chaco, Argentina

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$166,741
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It's all about the Money
2 September 2017 | by IonizingSee all my reviews

I think I'm starting to learn Spanish by absorption I've watched so many Argentinian films lately, and I'm glad I have, as they are presenting scenarios in an art form that Hollywood is simply unable to do. Rather than budget constraints resulting in trashy exploitation movies, as tend to come out of more affluent nations, it seems to focus and direct these film maker's attention back to the essentials of film making, and The Lost Brother is no exception.

The title can refer to any of the three 'brothers' here as they each are lost and are central to its plot. This is not so much a film to be enjoyed, but experienced rather, as everything about it is believable and painful, even the unsettling dual-personality of its main character.

People really do vanish in these environments, and presented here is a possible situation in which some of these disappearances occur. It's all awkward, sad, and difficult to watch, where the manipulation and abuse of the elderly and poor is up for grabs, and even the perpetrator lives in mental and physical squalor.

The acting is natural and authentic, the direction superb, the script tight and unpredictable, and the score is sparse and effective, all so much so in fact that it can leave one dispirited - you have been warned.

But it will give you an insight into another world, raw and unfiltered, and make you appreciate being able to watch this in your comfortable urban front room on your 40" LCD TV.


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