Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Argentinian noir (wasThe 3rd Voice/All the Way)

From: E.H. Borgers (
Date: 03 Sep 2008

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    Speaking of Argentinian noir, I recommend an offbeat film about a young street cop who join the force to more or less escape his troubled life. Ordinary corruption, ordinary daily life and a realism close to verism most of the time. In cheap quarters of a suburban city of the province of Buenos Aires, and you really can feel the sticky air of the precinct poorly equipped.

    title: EL BONARENSE (2002) director: Pablo Trapero

    E.Borgers POLAR NOIR

    On 9/3/08, jacquesdebierue <> wrote:
    > --- In <>,
    > "Gonzalo Baeza" <gbaeza@...> wrote:
    > >
    > > Do you know where I can find more information about Noir City DC? Do
    > > you know what other films will be on the program?
    > >
    > > BTW, on Sept. 18 AFI Silver will be screening the Argentinean noir
    > > film La Seņal (The Signal). I've heard it's good and I definitely plan
    > > to see it.
    > Speaking of which, let me recommend the excellent thriller _Nueve
    > reinas_ (Nine Queens, literally), also from Argentina. I had had the
    > DVD for several years and finally watched it recently. There is
    > something of Westlake in the air, impeccably acted and scripted. I
    > have not seen _La seņal_ yet.
    > Best
    > mrt

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