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El estudiante (The Student)

El estudiante (The Student) (2013)

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Young Roque Espinosa arrives in Buenos Aires City to attend the university. Not long after, he realizes he has no real interest in his studies. Somewhat adrift, he begins to wander the university grounds, making friends and meeting women. One of the people he encounters is a teacher's assistant named Paula who introduces him to the notion of political militancy. Roque begins to attend group meetings and ends up getting to know Alberto Acevedo, an old retired politician devoted to forming of

Unrated,

Art House & International, Drama

Santiago Mitre

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It's something of a one-note groove, but Mr. Mitre knows how to play it.

August 21, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Argentine screenwriter turned director Santiago Mitre's drama thrusts us into a maelstrom of intrigue and a bewilderingly fractious debate without fear of losing us along the way.

August 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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The film's great force initially disguises how an electoral movement's cries for liberty are called to win followers.

August 20, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The film is not about actual idealism or political programs, or preferences for certain economic policies; it's about the social aspect of politics, the ways that the personal enters the political and that politics can become a game.

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine
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