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165 Ratings

El mudo

Directed by Daniel Vega, Diego Vega
Peru, France, 2013
Drama, Crime


After a short investigation, the police concludes that the shot that almost killed justice commissioner Constantino Zegarra was in fact a stray bullet. But Constantino, convinced that someone wants him out of the way, re-opens the investigation…

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El mudo Directed by Daniel Vega, Diego Vega
An enjoyable Kafkaesque character study of a lawman on the wrong side of the law, TheMute is carried by a wonderfully haughty performance by Bacilio, who won the festival’s prize for best actor. A coded critique of Peruvian bureaucracy, the film holds the temptations of the thriller genre at arm’s length and is all the better for it.
November 12, 2013
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The result is an anti-action film… Il Mudo is a continuous pleasure throughout and is to be recommended to any fan of deadpan grotesque.
October 01, 2013
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For his work in Daniel and Diego Vidal’s El Mudo (The Mute), Fernando Bacillio won the festival’s best actor award: he plays a low-level judge, Constantino Zegarra, largely through a remarkably long face and compact body, both of which are used for devastating deadpan visual jokes throughout.
September 26, 2013
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