Terrific noir thriller from Argentina about scams and legal loopholes involving traffic deaths insurance.
In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients.
LujŠn is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when LujŠn and Sosa meet in the street. She's trying to save a man's life; he wants him on his client portfolio.
Their relationship is earthy and real, grounding the violent noir story, based on fact, in believable human emotions. This is a thrusting, gritty, pacy thriller, and those with aversions to car crash footage may want to look away. Ripe for a Hollywood remake, but would never be as dark or authentic. (subtitles)
Argentina · 2011 · Pablo Trapero · 107min