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94 Ratings

The South


Directed by Fernando E. Solanas
France, Argentina, 1988


After the end of the military dictatorship in Argentina in 1983, Floreal is released from prison. Instead of returning to his wife, he wanders through the night of Buenos Aires. He meets some people from his past–most of which are only imaginary–and remembers the events of his imprisonment.

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The South Directed by Fernando E. Solanas

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1988 | Winner: Best Director

1990 | Winner: Audience Award

Ghent Film Festival

1988 | Winner: Georges Delerue Prize

Critics reviews

The movie’s showiness can catch you off guard: its abundance of soliloquies; its operatic, fog-shrouded sets; its sudden tonal shifts from lewd slapstick to wistful contemplation. What grounds it all is Piazzolla’s music, which in a few bars accomplishes in miniature what the movie builds toward: the re-invention of a stalled national song.
July 01, 2015

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