Muere, monstruo, muere

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Muere, monstruo, muere

Murder Me, Monster

Alejandro Fadel
Argentinien/F/Chile, 2018
Features, 109min, OmeU

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Muere, monstruo, muere

Alejandro Fadel
Argentinien/F/Chile, 2018
Features, 109min, OmeU

Cast: 
Victor Lopez
Cruz
Esteban Bigliardi
David
Tania Casciani
Romina Iniesta
Screenplay: 
Alejandro Fadel
Camera: 
Julian Apezteguia
Manuel Rebella
Editor: 
Andres P. Estrada
Composer: 
Alex Nante

Production: 
La Union De Los Rios
Rouge International
Uproduction
Cinestacion Production
Frutacine
World Sales: 
The Match Factory
Format: 
DCP
Color

Hypnotic and brutal. Excessive and grandiose. Exciting and disconcerting. MUERE, MONSTRUO, MUERE is a horror story and a romantic drama, a monster movie and a thriller about serial killers, a film that challenges the viewer to go as far as the director goes with his own peculiar ideas. In that combination of excess and brutality mixed with an art-house tempo and a series of complex themes – from the cerebral to the weirdly philosophical – lies the improbable and strange beauty of this film. A series of very gruesome murders of women take place in the desolate Argentine West. They all show up with their heads violently cut off, and nobody seem to understand who could have done something like that, much less the police investigators: A man? A creature? Something in between? But this is just the beginning of a story that turns on itself and moves towards stranger and more mysterious places, outside the realms of human logic. Fadel introduces a universe of madness, illnesses, psychosis and mutations that is close in spirit to the cinema of David Cronenberg and David Lynch, but finds a way to make it its own: a noir horror western where anything can happen and no one is spared. (Diego Lerer)

Alejandro Fadel: LA FAMILIA PETERSON (1999), MORENO 342 (2002), BOLERO (2002), EL AMOR – PRIMERA PARTE (2005), THE WILD ONES (2012), GALLO ROJO (2016, K)