The Lion (2008)

The Lion (2008)

The Lion




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Santiago Otheguy's drama La León tells the tale of an Argentinean ferry captain who feuds with a local homosexual harvester because the harvester keeps seducing local men.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Santiago Otheguy
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On DVD: Dec 16, 2008
Water Bearer Films

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Otheguy might still be working out the convincing details of human nature, but one film in, he already has the hang of panoramic loneliness.

Full Review… | January 9, 2009
Boston Globe
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The evocative milieu and stunning cinematography both underscore Otheguy's atmosphere of isolation, but his lack of momentum, character development, and deepening of themes make us feel mighty alone, too. Maybe that's the point.

Full Review… | October 9, 2008
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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Determinedly shot in grainy black-and-white, with a bass clarinet portraying the unabashedly-queer bookbinder's life, director/writer Santiago Otheguy has crafted a loving portrait that few will have the patience to finish, much less understand.

Full Review… | November 6, 2010

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