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Film Info
El rascacielos latino

Film Information

Exhibition Title El rascacielos latino
Original Title El rascacielos latino
English Title The Latin Skyscraper
Director Sebastián Schindel
Year 2012
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 62'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Sebastián Schindel, Fernanda Ribeiz, Sebastián Caulier, Leonel D’Agostino
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Guido Lublinsky
  • Edición / Editing: Ernesto Felder
  • Producción / Producer: Sebastián Schindel, Nicolás Batlle, Fernando Molnar
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Magoya Films
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Peter Greenaway once managed to find a crime inside a 17th century painting (in the remarkable Rembrandt’s J’accuse), and the starting point of Sebastián Schindel’s intriguing documentary is not far from that. It aims to establish how much truth there is in the widely renowned (yet poorly proved) connection between the Barolo Palace and the Divine Comedy. Built against every esthetic cannon of its time, this emblematic Buenos Aires building that opened its doors in 1923 was commissioned to the architect Mario Palanti by Italian businessman Luis Barolo. This architect would build years later a “twin tower” on the other end of the River PlatEdición:the Palacio Salvo of Montevideo. Schindel leads an investigation that first studies the lives of these two men but suddenly starts moving into unsuspected directions. Each revelation made about the building, which could may be or not an “illustrated model of this Dante-like cosmos” seems to contain the seed of new mysteries regarding the Masonic legions, secret symbolism, underground rivers, and a (successful?) plan to rescue Dante’s ashes from the war in Europe.


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