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3.6
86 Ratings

Razor Blade Cuts

Navajazo

Directed by Ricardo Silva
Mexico, France, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

The imagined apocalypse presented to us through portraits of characters struggling to survive in a hostile environment, where all they have is each other, and the only thing they posses in common is the will to keep on living, no matter the cost.

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Razor Blade Cuts Directed by Ricardo Silva

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Golden Leopard - Filmmakers of the Present

Jeonju International Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Best Picture (Woosuk Award)

Ariel Awards (Mexico)

2015 | Nominee: Best Feature Length Documentary

Critics reviews

A fractured and insane pseudo-documentary… What do we make of all these colliding and sometimes contradictory images? Silva suggests they represent personal and collective spiritual crises, which reverberate outward through random violence and absurd sexual dalliances, ultimately pulling the veil from the artifice of filmmaking itself. Much of it feels pretentious, but also strangely vital.
March 04, 2015
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The line between fiction and non-fiction is permeable, the presence of the camera interfering in a way that – might – change real to not real, documentation to invention, mixing it all to an apocalyptical furioso, and then spitting out a breathless spectator to judge for himself.
September 30, 2014
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There was one film that truly stood out from the crowd: Ricardo Silva’s salacious, unpleasant, yet utterly transfixing fiction-documentary hybrid Navajazo, which not coincidentally walked off with the main prize. Flecked with hypnotic essay-film passages that meld impressionistic video and 16mm footage of Tijuana with intertitles detailing how cancer spreads, the film otherwise jumps back and forth between a set of equally degenerate protagonists.
August 17, 2014
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