Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
Argentina, 2009. Rendez-vous Pictures, Oh My Gomez! Films, Brainjaus Producciones, Universidad del Cine. Screenplay by Marco Berger. Cinematography by Tomas Perez Silva. Produced by Martin Cuinat. Music by Pedro Irusta. Film Editing by Marco Berger.
Bruno is dumped by his girlfriend Laura and does not take it well; as soon as he finds out that she is dating Pablo, he finds out who the guy is and begins to plot his revenge. Bruno’s plan is to become friends with Pablo, introduce him to a new girl and get Laura dumped and make her feel his pain. After meeting him, however, he begins to suspect that Pablo might be bisexual, and so decides to go for Plan B: why not do the seducing himself, thereby making Laura’s downfall even more devastating. What ends up happening when these two connect is a surprisingly deep friendship that, even more surprisingly, turns into love. What director Marco Berger has done to the most shocking degree is create a situation that is performed so well and directed so naturally that it is all not only believable but wonderfully affecting: Bruno’s admission of love is one of the sweetest moments in the entire film. The film’s low-burn, intense pace full of understated, charged eroticism is reminiscent of the work of Tsai Ming-Liang, and is simultaneously funny, sexy and heartbreaking.