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Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) (2014)

Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Director: Damián Szifrón
Writer: Damián Szifrón
Starring: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Rita Cortese

"We can all lose control."

An anthology film made up of six short unrelated stories, each one more entertaining than the other, all told in a darkly hilarious Argentinean style.

Dealing with some of the rawest universal themes, such as vengeance, rage, impotence, sorrow and treason, each story manages to escalate what start off as somewhat mundane events a “coincidental” meeting on a plane, the everyday frustrations of driving, an average wedding into something that you would never expect or you wouldn't see coming.

Impressively shot, wonderfully designed and always entertaining with strong performances, Wild Tales is a pretty unique experience, which will make you almost not want the movie to end, and expect to see more such wild tales.

Plot summary from IMDb: "Relatos Salvajes" is a black comedy film divided in six segments. (1) "Pasternak": one model and a music critic in a plane find that they have a common acquaintance called Pasternak. Soon they discover that every passenger and crew on board know Pasternak. Cosmic coincidence? (2) "The Rats": a waitress of a diner recognizes her client as the loan shark that caused a tragedy in her family. The cook suggests mixing rat poison in his food, but she refuses. But the cook decides to proceed in her plan. When his son arrives, the waitress tries to fix the situation. (3) "The Strongest": Two drivers on a lone highway have an argument with tragic consequences. (4) "Little Bomb": The demolition engineer has his car towed by a truck for parking in a wrong place and he has an argument with the employee of the towing company. This event destroys his private and professional life, and he plots revenge against the corrupt towing company and the City Hall. (5) "The Proposal": The reckless hit-and-run son of a wealthy family hits and kills a pregnant woman. He wakes up his parents and his father calls the lawyer. They propose to pay the groundkeeper to take the blame. Soon the father discovers that he is victim of extortion of his lawyer and the detective in charge of the investigation. What will be his decision? (6) "Until Death Do Us Apart": During the wedding party, the wife discovers that her husband has cheated her with one of the guests and decides to payback.

Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 44 nominations.
Runtime: 122 min



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