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 are. (c) NYMOMA


Carlos Lecuona
as Padre de Érika
Valeria Alonso
as Enfermera
Vicky Peña
as Mujer que ayer fue rubia

Critic Reviews for The Dead Man and Being Happy

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

  • 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.

    Sep 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • With few words and austere expressiveness, [José] Sacristán manages to give shape to a creature both credible and likable. [Full review in Spanish]

    Aug 30, 2017 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 29, 2013 | Full Review…

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