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The Lion (2008)

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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.

Cast

Jorge Román
as Álvaro
José Muñoz
as Iribarren
Daniel Sosa
as Gadea Padre
Juan Carlos Rivas
as Missionary 2
Mirta Duran Rivas
as Female Missionary
Esteban Gonzalez
as Brother Missionary 1
Alfredo Rivas
as Brother Missionary 2
Alberto Rivas
as Brother Missionary 3
Mirta Rivas
as Sister Missionary
Lorena Rivas
as Missionary
Aida Merel
as Librarian
Diego Quiroz
as Marinaro Julio
Mariano González
as Young of the Yacht
Marcos Woinsky
as The German
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Critic Reviews for The Lion

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

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

January 9, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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.

October 9, 2008 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

November 6, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Paced with a steady ebb and flow of tidal-like transitions, Santiago Otheguy's impressive debut feature juxtaposes images of natural order with human acts of destruction.

October 13, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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