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Martín (Hache) (1997)

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Upon learning that his estranged son in Buenos Aires may have attempted suicide by mixing dog tranquilizers with booze, expatriate Argentine film director Martin immediately leaves Madrid. Upon his arrival in Argentina, he learns that his ex-wife has given up on the aimless, depressive 19-year-old and wants him to contend with the youth back in Spain. Martin agrees, and his son, who is also named Martin, returns with him. Martin, Sr. lives with his cocaine-addicted, much-younger girlfriend Alicia and their mutual friend Dante, a homosexual actor. Though at some level, he cares for both, he is just too emotionally removed to ever show it. It is the same with his son, whom he calls H (pronounced "hache"), meaning hijo or son. Still, each member in the strange family attempts to reach the zombie-like boy, whose only interests seem to be the pursuit of sex and drugs. Essentially an internal drama centered around numerous intense and challenging conversations, this entry from Argentine filmmaker Adolfo Aristarain will most likely appeal to those who love intellectual cinema.

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Heart breaking story about the relationship between a father and son; son has a close call when he over doses on acid, and is tackling with drugs; he is sent to his father to "clean up" but in the end, both father and son learn new things about each other.

Emma Collins
Emma Collins
½

Dialogue-driven film done right. Good casting and solid performances from everyone. Having Cecilia Roth topless didn't hurt at all.

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Tsubaki Sanjuro

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