March 27, 2015 0

Wild Tales. Black comedy taken one step further.

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Director\Screenwriter: Damián Szifrón                Duration: 122 mins                     

Producers: Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Esther García, Matías Mosteirín, Hugo Sigman

Cast: Rita Cortese, Ricardo Darín, Nancy Dupláa

UK distribution: Artificial Eye                               Genre: Comedy/Thriller                   Country: Argentina-Spain 2014

Bringing together six hilarious short stories about love deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, combined to form a macabre and outrageous comedy about the trials of modern life.

The brilliance of the film (produced by Pedro Almodóvar) lies in its combination of excess and ordinariness. There is a lot of violence here, often staged in a manner so extreme and so comical that it verges on the cartoonish.

The stories are quite different from one another but are linked by common themes. As Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has written, they are about “catharsis, vengeance and destruction… and the undeniable pleasure of losing control”.

Road-rage drivers, loan sharks, shady lawyers, critics, corrupt politicians, cheating husbands, traffic wardens – all the pressure points of 21st-century life get a roasting in this delirious black comedy from Argentina.

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