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Un Oso rojo (Red Bear) (2004)

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Oso (Julio Chávez), also known as "The Bear," is released from prison after seven years. In flashback, we see the robbery and shoot-out with police that led to his arrest, which took place on his daughter's first birthday. He returns to his hometown, a depressed suburb of Buenos Aires, fully aware that his wife, Natalia (Soledad Villamil), has moved on and is living with another man, Sergio (Luis Machín). But he's determined to establish a relationship with Alicia (Agostina Lage), his daughter, and to collect the money owed to him by an oily local crime lord known as "The Turk" (René Lavan). Of course, things don't go exactly as Oso would like. Natalia, knowing that Sergio feels threatened, is conflicted about allowing Oso to see Alicia. Oso soon learns that Sergio is unemployed, and gambles away what little money he has, amassing a sizeable debt with a thuggish bookie. The Turk, meanwhile, will only pay his debt if Oso agrees to be the getaway driver on one last big job. For her part, Alicia seems fascinated with her father, though, and makes him promise never to go away again. Co-written and directed by Adrián Caetano (Pizza, Birra, Faso), Red Bear was shown at New Directors/New Films in 2003. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Adrián Caetano, Romina Lanfranchini
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On DVD: Apr 19, 2005
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Cast

Julio Chaves
as Oso AKA "The Bear"
Rene Lavand
as Turco AKA "The Turk"
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Critic Reviews for Un Oso rojo (Red Bear)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

A passable, although unremarkable, exercise in crime-drama formula.

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
Miami Herald
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It works mainly because of the strong presence of the imposing figure of Julio Chaves as the Bear, in a brilliantly understated performance.

Full Review… | April 10, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Caetano es un director que prioriza una historia y unos personajes por sobre el despliegue de recursos y efectitos.

Full Review… | April 30, 2003
Uruguay Total

October 1, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | January 30, 2003
Eye for Film

Full Review… | April 1, 2003
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