PARTE DEL LEÓN

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LA PARTE DEL LEÓN

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Adolfo Aristarain
Argentinien, 1978
85min, OF/dK

LA PARTE DEL LEÓN

Adolfo Aristarain
Argentinien, 1978
, 85min, OF/dK

Cast: 
Julio De Grazia
Bruno Di Toro
Luisina Brando
Luisa
Fernanda Mistral
Silvia Di Toro
Julio Chávez
El Nene
Arturo Maly
Mario
Ulises Dumont
Larsen
Osvaldo Terranova
Suárez
Cecilia Padilla
Fabiana Di Toro
Screenplay: 
Adolfo Aristarain
Sound: 
Jorge Stavropulos
Camera: 
Horacio Maira
Editor: 
Miguel Pérez
Composer: 
Aníbal Gruart
Jorge Navarro
Decoration: 
Kathy Saavedra
Costume: 
Kathy Saavedra

Production: 
Jorge Cuomo, Lita Stantic
Format: 
35 mm
Color
Kopie: INCAA - Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, Lima 319 1073 Buenos Aires, Argentinien T 11 6779 0946 difusion@incaa.gov.ar

Shot during the dictatorship under an extremely strict system of censorship, and disguised as a detective story, La parte del león manages to elaborate on the feeling of frustration and loneliness that is so typical of the late Seventies. Adolfo Aristarain, a director hardly known at all outside Spanish-speaking circles, is the only Argentine director of the past thirty years with a solid and personal oeuvre, which invariably remains close to genre film. With great narrative precision and an unsentimental eye, he approaches classical American cinema without falling into the anachronism of his American colleagues. La parte del león tells the story of an inconspicuous man who turns into a monster after casually finding thieves booty. Concurrently, the city slowly unveils an unsuspected underworld, of crime at first glance, which actually results from the stifling existence of a country subjected to state terrorism. La parte del león is pervaded by the intuitive notion of a country that will never be the same again.