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CineLatino: Thesis on a Homicide
Argentina, 2013, 106 Minute Running Time
Language: in Spanish with English subtitles
Nominated for 8 Academy of Arts & Sciences of Argentina Awards.
Roberto Bermúdez (Ricardo Darín) is a respected criminal law university professor and author, although not without a certain lonely private life. When dashing, charismatic Gonzalo (Alberto Ammann) enrolls in his class and cheekily seems to draw parallels between a violent real-life episode and his own “thesis” for Roberto’s class, Roberto becomes convinced that the smooth, dapper Gonzalo is a psychotic killer. When the Faculty of Law and the police do not see things Roberto’s way, he becomes determined to personally find evidence that will indict Gonzalo, but Gonzalo seems to be perpetually a step ahead of the investigation – or is he? The nasty fun of Hernán Golfrid’s cat-and-mouse thriller is that you’re never sure exactly which of the lead characters has the most screws loose.
DIRECTOR: Hernán Goldfrid
Screenwriter: Patricio Vega
Principal Cast: Ricardo Darín, Alberto Ammann