#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a clinic with Nelda, a progressive nun. Into this idealistic family comes Hans, a jaded Spanish geological engineer — surveying the land for the local patron, to see if it can be dammed for hydro-electric power, which would drive the peasants from the land into the cities.
Plot: Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a clinic with Nelda, a progressive nun. Into this idealistic family comes Hans, a jaded Spanish geological engineer — surveying the land for the local patron, to see if it can be dammed for hydro-electric power, which would drive the peasants from the land into the cities.
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A quiet little film about the rights of the common people.
Up until the 1980s, films from Argentina were heavily censored by their rightist government and films critical of the system were unheard of in this country. However, when this government fell, many films critical of this old system began to proliferate and the most famous of these internationally was “The Official Story”–which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. “A Place in the World” debuted a few years later but was not submitted by the Argentines for this award–and so the filmmakers tried submitting it was a Uruguayan film! Later, the film was disqualified, since it WAS from Argentina and was about the country–a very odd footnote, as it’s only one of two films every removed from consideration after submitted to the Academy.
When you watch “A Place in the World”, you might not see that the message is political–and it’s not nearly as obvious as in “The Official Story”. Instead of being directly critical of the federal government, the film is a socialist commentary about the abuse of the landlords and the need for the common men to work together to receive equality. In this case, a jerk rich guy is intent on buying up all the farmers’ wool at HIS price…or else. However, when a German geologist arrives in town, the local agitator (the school teacher) is encouraged to fight back for what is right. At the same time, the story of a sympathetic nun is a metaphor for the traditional relationship between the church and state in the land. The story is told as a flashback from the teacher’s teenage son’s point of view and unfolds slowly and beautifully. The acting is nice but the direction is the star to me. Well worth seeing.
I got to see this movie by chance after reading an interview to Cecilia Roth in La Nacion online newspaper. When asked for her favorite film, she mentioned “Un Lugar en el Mundo”. This movie, as suggested in many places, it’s as good (or better) as “La Historia Oficial”, which is one of the best Argentine movies ever. Personally, I liked this one more. It’s a very warm movie about the the relationships of the characters between themselves and with the place they inhabit. Certainly, the place to shoot it was chosen wisely. Argentinian pampa and Patagonia desert have a special appeal, very difficult to describe unless you visit them, some kind of special magic. The movie depicts also the strong gravitational effect that the Catholic Church has in Argentinian culture, mostly in the countryside. As you will see around the movie, besides the frequently shown green ford falcon, diesel train, horse carriage and old ambulance, the other constant are the gatherings in or around the church. A very strong recommendation if you liked “Un Lugar en el Mundo”: “Historias Minimas”. This is movie shares the same type of narrative it’s about human relationships of a group of people in Puerto San Julian, an Atlantic town down south in Patagonia. The difference is that Un Lugar en el Mundo has a very heavy duty cast, all consummated actors and actresses. Historias Minimas only relatively known actor is Javier Lombardo, the rest are mostly first time plays.
Original Language es
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Director Adolfo Aristarain
Writer Adolfo Aristarain, Alberto Lecchi, Kathy Saavedra
Actors José Sacristán, Federico Luppi, Leonor Benedetto
Country Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 16 wins & 7 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Cinecolor S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm