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Film Info
Martín (Hache)

Film Information

Exhibition Title Martín (Hache)
Director Adolfo Aristarain
Year 1997
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 130'
  • Federico Luppi, Eusebio Poncela, Juan Diego Botto, Cecilia Roth, Sancho Gracia
  • D, P: Adolfo Aristarain
  • G: Adolfo Aristarain, Kathy Saavedra
  • F: Porfirio Enríquez
  • E: Fernando Pardo
  • DA: Abel Facello
  • M: Fito Páez
  • CP: Tornasol Films
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Martín (Hache) hurts all over your body. It makes you unease. It leaves you with a huge inner void. And if the somber look that impregnates it wasn’t sustained on a splendid and rigorous language in a very coherent logic, the spectator would not be able to find support and relief. It is a story of these times. Director Aristarain has said many times that the theme comes from a father’s fear of his teenage son leaving home and facing the world.(…) Martín (the father) is an Argentine filmmaker who succeeded in Spain. He has a great friend, Dante, a drug-addicted, openly homosexual and often bisexual guy from Madrid. He also has a wonderful girlfriend, Alicia, who is pure honesty and also addicted to drugs, but desperate due to unrequited love, loneliness, and an irreconcilable detachment from life. In Buenos Aires, Martín’s 19 year-old son Martín (Hache or junior) has no job or “prospects”, and he travels to join his father after a rather voluntary overdose crisis. What follows then is the father and son’s process of recognition and the immense frustration that remains in the end. (…) CE (“Nobleness and rage through Aristarain’s hand” in La Nación, 4/17/1997)

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