Secuestro y muerte

Film Information:


Abduction and Death




Rafael Filippelli




35 mm


95 min


  • INTÉRPRETES: Enrique Piñeyro, Alberto Ajaka, Esteban Bigliardi, Agustina Muñoz, Matías Umpiérrez


  • GUIÓN: Beatriz Sarlo, David Oubiña, Mariano Llinás
  • FOTOGRAFÍA: Fernando Lockett
  • MONTAJE: Alejo Moguillansky
  • PRODUCCIÓN: Saula Benavente


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A general is kidnapped and taken to a country house, where his captors will lock him up in a room and conduct a “trial” in which he will have to explain political decisions he took years before. The verdict finds him guilty, and he is executed. The title in Rafael Filippelli’s latest film mentions two actions, and they undoubtedly organize its storytelling: they mark the beginning and the outcome. Yet Abduction and Death’s density doesn’t lie there, but in what it shows through: the general is Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, those captors are the Montoneros, and the two actions took place in 1970 and marked a brutal and definite turning point in Argentina’s political violence. Just like the other films in which Filipelli explicitly addressed 70s politics (There’s Some Guys Downstairs; The Absentee), closeted spaces becomes as reclusive and ominous as the outside world. Abduction and Death’s controversial condition is not brought by its subject, but by the audacity of a filmmaker who comes and goes between the two perspectives without ever placing one over the other. Such is the intrinsic ambiguity of Art.

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