oh dear...


I'm a huge fan of Argentinian cinema and really looked forward to this. Especially after the positive reviews in the UK national press. This was pretty dire. Lots of long camera shots. Next to no chemistry or interest. Probably less than 100 words the whole film

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I wonder why you bothered, then, since any review would have mentioned the things that you found so unlikeable. There was plenty of chemistry, and the film was all about the growing of that chemistry, due mainly to the baby.

The fact that the dialogue was so rare emphasised the other elements. Otherwise it would have been just another road movie.

It's a pity you disliked it so. I think you missed out on a rare treat.

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give me bombon el perro or historias minimas anyday

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I would certainly agree with Bombón: El Perro. I haven't seen the other one but I'll keep an eye out for it.

Las Acacias isn't on the same level as Bombón but it does have its moments. Nothing, though, will ever match the rear views of Bombón sitting upright in the truck as they drive along the road. Matchless.

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lol totally agree. Wasn't he great!

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Yes. He gave me a warm fuzzy feeling and I don't get those much any more. I'll have to look for the DVD and watch it again now. It's around somewhere but I can't readily lay my hands on it.

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I thought that the direction was sublime.

Normally I am not a fan of this sort of film but to pull this off was nothing short of utterly brilliant.

I still have no idea what 'Mate' is though.

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I disagree with the OP thinking Las Acacias is dire due to long camera shots, the lack chemistry and minimal dialogue. Yet these aspects have their purpose. The cinematography plays a large part in consuming the environment and emotions for the audience, the chemistry between the male and female leads was meant to be subtle in relation to Las Acacias's theme going back to the lack of dialogue which slowly builds up as the lead characters bond becomes stronger. So it was all for specific purposes.

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not".

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