Buenos Aires Vice Versa

Genre:  Documentary

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The state of Argentina past and present becomes the basis for this drama's underlying message. Much of the tale is allegorical and so the message is implicit making it most meaningful for audiences with an understanding of Argentine history.

As the film begins an intertitle appears reminding the audience that 30,000 people died during the genocide of the military dictatorship's reign during the 1970s. The story is then dedicated to the surviving children of the slain. Two such children, now adults are the main characters. One, a woman, has become a filmmaker.

She wanders the streets of Buenos Aires filming old buildings and locales to please an elderly couple unable to leave their homes. The other is her sleazy friend who works in a low-rent motel. The story is largely episodic with each section dealing with the main characters or a number of off-beat people on the periphery.

Director: Alejandro Agresti

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