El Bonaerense

  |  Buy to Own: 07/09/2004
  |  102 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Brooding drama with a dash of jet-black comedy written, directed and produced by Argentinan filmmaker Pablo Trapero. Zapa (Jorge Roman) is a small-town locksmith with a quiet and monotonous life. When his boss, Polaco (Hugo Anganuzzi) sends him out on a call to open a safe in a local office, he is arrested for robbery and imprisoned. But his uncle Ismael (Roberto Posse), a retired policeman, pulls a few strings to bail Zapa out, and finds him a job with the police force in Buenos Aires. Hurled into a hostile and unfamiliar urban environment, Zapa is quickly initiated into the brutal and corrupt city police force. The film was premiered at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

Contains strong sex and language.
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