Andreas Fontana directs Fabrizio Rongione, Stéphanie Cléau and Carmen Iriondo in this mystery drama where a Swiss banker travels to 1980s Argentina after his shady partner disappears, hoping to keep their corrupt clients on board.
Very dry. Very talky. Not without its merits. A constant sinister air of unease permeates each meeting. The absent partner Keyes becomes a Harry Lime style figure – an enigma but also representative of just how corrupting and furtive this regime is. Certainly no crowd pleaser, this is the Heart Of Darkness over business brunches and portfolio renegotiations… but I’m now curious as to what Fontana does next. There’s patience and control here that is tantalising.
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