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Relatos salvajes (2014)

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Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director:

Damián Szifron

Writers:

Germán Servidio (collaborating writer), Damián Szifron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Darío Grandinetti ... Salgado (segment "Pasternak")
María Marull ... Isabel (segment "Pasternak")
Mónica Villa ... Profesora Leguizamón (segment "Pasternak")
Diego Starosta Diego Starosta ... Ignacio Fontana (segment "Pasternak")
Marcelo Frasca Marcelo Frasca ... Gerente Casa Tía (segment "Pasternak")
Lucila Mangone Lucila Mangone ... Azafata (segment "Pasternak")
María Laura Caccamo María Laura Caccamo ... Empleada Aerolínea (segment "Pasternak") (as Laura Cáccamo)
Carlos Alberto Vavassori Carlos Alberto Vavassori ... Víctor Jensen (episodio 'Pasternak')
Pablo Machado Pablo Machado ... Hombre 1 (segment "Pasternak")
Horacio Vay Horacio Vay ... Hombre 2 (segment "Pasternak")
Javier Pedersoli Javier Pedersoli ... Único Amigo (segment "Pasternak")
Héctor Drachtman Héctor Drachtman ... Padre Pasternak (segment "Pasternak")
María Rosa López Ottonello María Rosa López Ottonello ... Madre Pasternak (segment "Pasternak")
Rita Cortese ... Cocinera (segment "Las ratas")
Julieta Zylberberg ... Moza (segment "Las ratas")
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Storyline

The film is divided into six segments. (1) "Pasternak": While being on a plane, a model and a music critic realise they have a common acquaintance called Pasternak. Soon they discover that every passenger and crew member on board know Pasternak. Is this coincidence? (2) "The Rats": A waitress recognizes her client - it's the loan shark who caused a tragedy in her family. The cook suggests mixing rat poison with his food, but the waitress refuses. The stubborn cook, however, decides to proceed with her plan. (3) "The Strongest": Two drivers on a lone highway have an argument with tragic consequences. (4) "Little Bomb": A demolition engineer has his car towed by a truck for parking in a wrong place and he has an argument with the employee of the towing company. This event destroys his private and professional life, and he plots revenge against the corrupt towing company and the city hall. (5) "The Proposal": A reckless son of a wealthy family has an overnight hit-and-run accident, in ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

We can all lose control

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 October 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Tales See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,100, 22 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,107,072

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,353,750
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 87th Academy Awards in 2015. See more »

Goofs

In the segment "Road to Hell", the plates shown on the Audi A4, UIA719, do not correspond to the year of the car. See more »

Quotes

Abogada Victoria: What the judge won't take into account is the violence that you are using with your wife...
Simón: WHAT VIOLENCE?
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits of the film, each actor is identified and accompanied by the image of a wild animal. In the case of the director (Szifrón), he chose a fox, the reason is not only because he is red haired: "The fox was an animal that my dad really liked, he always saw foxes documentaries, I think that's why I chose it..." See more »

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References Dora the Explorer (2000) See more »

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Aire Libre
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"All may lose control"
23 August 2014 | by tin257See all my reviews

It's hard to review an unconventional movie, because this one is sort of six movies all in one. Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) is about six different and independent stories with one thing in common: the limit of our patience, or like it's tagline says..."All may lose control". Ordinary people that find themselves in awkward situations they didn't look for, and that's the beauty of this movie. It's almost impossible not to feel identified with one of the characters, with one of their situations, despite the awkward moments they struggle that in some passages make us feel uncomfortable. And the merit of director Damián Szifrón is to tell those stories with an exquisite combination of intrigue, suspense and a remarkable and effective dark humor. The acting, editing, photography and the music of Gustavo Santaolalla are all ingredients that give extra points. You'll get out of the cinema talking to each other which tale you enjoyed the most and reviewing some of their hilarious scenes.


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