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Film info: La carrera del animal

Film Information

Original Title La carrera del animal
English Title Animal's Run
Director Nicolás Grosso
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour B&W
Duration 73 min
  • Julián Tello, Lautaro Vilo, Gonzalo Martínez, Valeria Lois, Ignacio Rogers
  • Guión: Nicolás Grosso
  • Fotgrafía: Gustavo Biazzi
  • Montaje: Manuel Ferrari


La carrera del animal sets a risky starting point: registering the other side of a closing factory. The family-business side that is the opposite of the workers’ perspective usually featured by cinema but includes complex and disconcertingly human feelings as well. The cease of activities in a factory produces in this case a crisis for three different people. The owner of the factory, a family man who remains in the shadows and from there decides the fate of the other two main characters: Valentín, the youngest, who leads a humble life away from the ups and downs of the family company; and Candido, his older brother, who apparently is best prepared to play the power and violence game business imply, even if that means hurting his own family. Delivering information in a disturbingly elliptic way, to the point in which dialog and silence are equalized, Nicolás Grosso’s debut film features a determined black and white cinematography and focuses its power on building a portrait where storytelling and form aren’t afraid of experimenting, and even become nuclear engines of the film.

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