The Dead Man and Being Happy (2013)

The Dead Man and Being Happy


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In Award-winning Spanish director Javier Rebollo's third feature, Santos (renowned Spanish actor José Sacristán), a sick, worn-down hired killer, impulsively heads out on one last assignment: a 2,000-mile excursion from his Buenos Aires hospital bed into the vast interior of Argentina. Cruising along in a vintage Ford Falcon, he encounters Alejandra (Roxana Blanco), who tricks him into taking her along. Their journey takes them through countryside that feels as remote, empty, and forlorn as they … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Javier Rebollo
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This reserved, tragicomic story of existential flight across Argentina is defined by its shifting, literary voice-over about the textured, wide-screen expanses crossed by its protagonist.

Full Review… | September 30, 2013
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 22, 2013
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At once familiar and enigmatic, Javier Rebollo's The Dead Man and Being Happy feels like a connect-the-dots film with a few lines artfully blurred.

Full Review… | September 29, 2013
Slant Magazine

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