From the archive
This film was last shown on 12 September 2019
Set on the eve of the 1976 Argentinian coup, Rojo is a stylish, darkly funny drama about the country’s troubled collective subconscious during its Dirty War.
Claudio (Darío Grandinetti) is a middle-aged, happily married lawyer with a comfortable life. But in a restaurant one night he is attacked by a mysterious stranger (Diego Cremonesi), their altercation continuing on the street outside. A few months later, a Chilean private detective arrives on the scene, and we are drawn further into a reality where nothing is as it seems.
A blend of Costa-Gavras and early Coen Brothers, Rojo is a hypnotic study of a society in moral decline, with director Benjamín Naishtat mapping the murky terrain of a time where thousands of Argentinians were disappeared without a trace. Endemic violence, fear and corruption infiltrated every part of its society, forcing citizens to commit crimes simply to protect themselves. Rojo is set to cement Naishtat’s reputation as an exciting new voice in world cinema.
- Benjamin Naishtat
- Argentina, Belgium, brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
- 1 hour 50 minutes
- Alfredo Castro, Andrea Frigerio, Darío Grandinetti, Diego Cremonesi