The man next door

(El hombre de al lado)
Argentina, 2010
Duration: 
01:40

Directors: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn Producers: María Belén De la Torre, Fernando Sokolowicz Screenplay: Andrés Duprat Cinematographers: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn Editors: Jerónimo Carranza, Klaus Borges Music: Sergio Pángaro Principal Cast: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Aráoz, Eugenia Alonso, Inés Budassi, Loren Acuña

Leonardo, a successful industrial designer, lives with his family in an architectural wonder, a mid-century modern Le Corbusier home. One morning, he wakes to the noise of a sledgehammer and is appalled to discover that workers next door are constructing a large window that faces directly into his house. The free-spirited neighbour, Victor, is very friendly, yet obstinate at the same time as he refuses to bend to Leonardo’s demands. This minor incident starts to take over Leonardo’s time, taking him away from his work and family and calling into question all his bourgeois illusions of power.

When it comes to style, these two have it down pat.. zimbio

Un importante diseñador industrial quien vive con su familia en una joya arquitectónica, ve como la tranquilidad de su hogar se ve afectada por el comienzo de unas obras en la casa del vecino de al lado. Victor, el vecino, es un personaje raro y extrovertido. Su actitud extremadamente amistosa y a la vez amenazante crean en Leonardo un fuerte rechazo y a la vez una sumisión inmanejable. el incidente comienza a ocuparle a Leonardo todo su tiempo e interés, apartándolo de su rutina laboral y familiar, cuestionando con énfasis sus ilusiones de poder elitista.

03-Sep-2012
1:00 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Argentine filmmakers Gastón Duprat (b. 1969) and Mariano Cohn (b. 1975) together have made more than 20 innovative film and video works. In collaboration with screenwriter Andrés Duprat (b. 1964), they have created three features: El artista, El hombre de al lado, and most recently, Querida voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo. El hombre de al lado was the Opening Night film at VLAFF 2011.