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La Ciénaga (2001)

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Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotguns, driving cars without licenses. One of the teen girls loves Isabel, a family servant constantly accused of stealing. Mother and son, son and sisters, teen and Isabel are in each other's beds and bathrooms with a creepy intimacy. With no adults paying attention, who's at risk?
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Raul Flores
March 17, 2021
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Lucrecia Martel's debut is a lot of things; savage, ugly, slow, detailed, and over all, an incredibly beautiful yet heartbreaking look at life in Latin America. The characters seem trapped in a state of decadence, and they are either fighting it day to day or laying in bed, waiting for their moment of death. All in all, it's her crowning achievement, and a masterpiece that is still one of the greatest works of Latin American cinema.

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Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotguns, driving cars without licenses. One of the teen girls loves Isabel, a family servant constantly accused of stealing. Mother and son, son and sisters, teen and Isabel are in each other's beds and bathrooms with a creepy intimacy. With no adults paying attention, who's at risk?

Rating:R
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Directed By:Lucrecia Martel
Written By:Lucrecia Martel
In Theaters:10/3/2001
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Runtime:103 minutes
Studio:Wanda Visión, Cuatro Cabezas, 4k Films

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