Argentina, 1980. Private banker Yvan arrives from Geneva to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared in military-ruled Buenos Aires. Moving through a society under surveillance, he finds himself untangling a sinister web of colonialism, high finance, and a nation’s “Dirty War”.
So riveting, sly, and sophisticated is Azor, it’s incredible to think that it’s Swiss filmmaker Andreas Fontana’s debut feature. Set in the vampirically elegant, high-finance world of Argentina’s ultra-elites, this icily controlled conspiracy thriller holds its tension like an unsprung bear trap.