The Lost Brother

El Otro Hermano

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Cast
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Genre
Film Noir
Duration
115 min.
Nationality
Argentina, Uruguay, Spain
Year
2016
Language
Spanish
Production Companies
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Theatrical Release
30th March, 2017 (Argentinian release)

THE LOST BROTHER brings high quality filmmaking to a film-noir crime story with echoes of the Coen Bros and Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs. Director Israel Adrián Caetano, who brought us 2006’s Cannes hit Chronicle of an Escape, teams up with the best of today’s Argentine film industry, including DOP Julián Apezteguia (The Clan) editor Pablo Barbieri (Wild Tales) and star Leonardo Sbaraglia (Wild Tales)

Cetarti is drowning in nothingness. With no job or purpose, he spends his days inside watching documentaries on television, until one day he is informed that his mother and brother were gunned down. He travels from Buenos Aires to Lapachito, a decrepit town in the province of Chaco in northern Argentina to deal with their bodies and to get the life insurance money. There he meets Duarte, a sort of boss in the town and a friend of his mother’s murderer who also kidnaps people for money. Cetarti’s path will lead him to committing illegal acts to get his hands on the insurance money and to his involvement in Duarte’s dark dealings, leading to an absurd and unexpected outcome.

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