Wild Tales – Film Review

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Wild Tales: an Oscar nominated film from Argentina for Best Foreign film and the most-viewed locally-produced film in Argentina. The praise Wild Tales has received is well deserved. It is a delight despite some violent scenes. Six short stories each dealing with vengeance, abortion most with a tragic ending, price all are told with humor. The closing piece, dosage “Til Death Do Us Part”, is hilarious and like no wedding dinner you have ever seen. The interaction that occurs when the bride discovers her husband had an affair with a female co-worker whose been invited to the wedding dinner – this alone makes the film worth seeing. The “Road to Hell” segment elevates road rage to an entirely new level. Episode four is “Bombita” which opens with a car being towed. “The Deal” involves lawyers and is the only story lacking a wicked comic kick. The 114 minute film is a masterpiece written and directed by Damien Szifron. It is in Spanish with very readable subtitles; while the comedic scenes often do not need subtitles. I highly recommend this movie.

Steven Guttman

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