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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Bonanza
Director Ulises Rosell
Year 2003
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 84'
  • Bonanza Muchinsci, Verónica Muchinsci, Norberto Muchinsci
  • G, P: Ulises Rosell
  • F: Guillermo Nieto
  • E: Nicolás Goldbart
  • S: Federico Esquerro
  • M: Manu Chao
  • CP: Fortunato Films
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The prequel to this documentary is a fiction short film, Dónde y cómo Oliveira perdió a Achala (1995), that was among the most solid and marginal entries of the Short Stories that sanctioned New Argentine Cinema’s renovation. In that one, Rosell, together with Tambornino and Moreno, found Bonanza Muchinsci and his children Norberto and Verónica on the road, and they ended up being the actors of that short and also this adventure. Bonanza, the character and the film, is as real as it is fictional. He’s an animal lover and snake charmer, a roadie rodent and fabulous thief, a scrap merchant and a pirate of unlikely treasures. With the precision of Flaherty’s Nanook of the North, Rosell follows his elusive anti-hero who, like Crumb’s Robert Crumb, and Nicholas Ray in Nick’s Movie, has done it all and is submerged in a change of course and state. And Rossell’s eye is not trying to reduce his muddy actions or purify his scoundrel figure. Instead, he harshly captures him in all of his contradictions, in a sentimental movement that is as meandering as Bonanza‘s snake-catching dance.


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