El otro hermano (2017)

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El otro hermano: Directed by Israel Adrián Caetano. With Leonardo Sbaraglia, Daniel Hendler, Erasmo Olivera, Déborah Vidret. Cetarti, a public employee who has just been fired, travels from Buenos Aires to Lapachito, a lonely town in the Chaco province. He must take care of the corpses of his mother and brother who have been brutally murdered, and with whom no bond of affection binds him. The only thing that mobilizes Cetarti to undertake the trip is the possibility of charging a modest life insurance to be able to settle in Brazil. There he meets Duarte, a sort of town capo and friend of his mother’s murderer, with whom he establishes a strange society to manage and collect that money.

“The concept of the movie is quite interesting. Unfortunately the main character is quite bland to put it mildly. The story itself is interesting and there are quite a few surprises along the way. The other characters are actually more interesting. Not that you have many people to root for. Well none that get explored in depth that is for that matter.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSo while family is or can be a big thing, in this case it seems to be an excuse to bring a stranger into town. A thriller works in certain circumstances and this has its merits, but in this case you really have to suspend a lot of disbelief and try to stick with it, even with all the obstacles thrown into your way. I am not judging the main actor after this one performance, so maybe it was the script, maybe it was a number of things, but they all work against the idea behind it all …”

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