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New Argentine Cinema
3.3
344 Ratings

Castro

Directed by Alejo Moguillansky
Argentina, 2009
Drama, Mystery
  • Spanish
  • English
New Argentine Cinema

Synopsis

This cockeyed semi-comedy’s unlikely basis is Samuel Beckett’s 1938 novel Murphy, but it preserves only the book’s central conceit: a set of characters constantly in pursuit of the title character ready to check out of the rat race and sever all ties with his past.

Our take

A frenetic, existentialist action movie shot with lean agility and an eye for the absurd. A true fleet pleasure. The second film from the New Argentine cinema’s Alejo Moguillansky, also part of the El Pampero Cine company, and editor of Extraordinary Stories.

Castro Directed by Alejo Moguillansky

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