The Magic Gloves

  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/2003
  |  Watch Now: 26/03/2011
  |  90 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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His Renault 12 may be old, crappy, and terribly un-cool, but for 35-year-old car service driver Alejandro it’s a haven of peace and his sole object of desire – besides disco dancing, that is. When the good-natured driver runs into fast-talking self-made “Piraña” one evening, he begins spiraling into an adventure he can’t control. Chance encounters and new friendships with a steadily growing number of lucid, pill-popping psychotics present promising business opportunities. Alejandro suddenly finds himself rich from selling one-size-fits-all “magic gloves”, which also bring porn, dog-walkers, health-spas, and anti-depressants into Alejandro’s life. In this absurdist comedy, Rejtman, a master of deadpan humor, once again gives life to endearingly obsessive characters, offers a unique and un-romanticized view of Buenos Aires, and builds a poetic coherence from apparently banal situations. —Anthology Film Archives