TIFF 2018 Review: ROJO (Argentina 2018) ***1/2

Festival Reviews

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2018. Go to TIFF 2018 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

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Set in Argentina during the mid-1970s, Benjamín Naishtat’s hypnotic drama follows a successful lawyer whose picture-perfect life begins to unravel when a private detective comes to his seemingly quiet small town and starts asking questions

Director Benjamín Naishtat is clearly an expert at creating tense situations.  The beginning 10 minute sequence jet before the title ROJO appear on the screen tells it all.  The protagonist, a lawyer is rudely singled out in a restaurant by a mysterious stranger to leave his table.   

The lawyer lets him have it saying that he is rude and would in life never get what he…

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