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Directed by: Pablo Trapero

Produced: 2006

Countries & Regions: Argentina

DVD Details

Certificate: 15

Studio: Axiom Films

Length: 100 mins

Format: DVD

Region: Region 0

Released: 28 January 2008

Cat No: AXM565

Anamorphic (16:9)
Languages(s): English
Screen ratio 1:1.78
Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital

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Born and Bred

Cast: Federicco Esquerro , Martina Gusman , Guillermo Pfening , Federico Esquerro , Tomas Lipan , Victoria Vescio

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The fourth film from acclaimed young Argentinian director, Pablo Trapero. After a horrific accident, Santiago (Guillermo Pfening) finds... Read More

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The fourth film from acclaimed young Argentinian director, Pablo Trapero. After a horrific accident, Santiago (Guillermo Pfening) finds his comfortable life in Buenos Aires with wife, Milli (Martina Gusman), and daughter, Josefina (Victoria Vescio), torn apart. Changed beyond recognition, he begins a self-imposed penance in the frozen landscapes of Patagonia. He begins to form new friendships in this wilderness of outsiders, bringing hope to the torments of his past.

Pablo Trapero has been the most consistently intriguing of all Argentinian New Wave directors. Crane World, El Bonarense and Familia Rodante demonstrated an ability to show how socio-economic reality impacts upon the psyche. But he takes his fascination with emotion a step further in his fourth feature, which deserves to be considered alongside such studies of grief as François Ozon's Sous le Sable and Nanni Moretti's The Son's Room. Unable to remain in Buenos Aires following a car crash involving his wife and daughter, Guillermo Pfening heads for Patagonia and takes a job at a remote airstrip, where he's consoled by the mindless repetition of his chores and the undemanding cameraderie of workmates Federico Esquerro and Tomas Lipan, who have their own domestic crises to address. Impeccably performed by an ensemble atuned to modern man's genius for showing solidarity through akward silence, this affectionate, Kaurismäkian contrast between humanity's insignificance and its estimable indomitability is made all the more compelling by Guillermo Nieto's prodigious vistas and an evocative soundtrack mix of impromptu music and natural noises.

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