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5th Latin American & Iberian Film Festival: Screening of The Boss, Anatomy of a Crime
The Spanish and Portuguese Department invites you to the second evening of the 5th UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival. We will be showing of The Boss, Anatomy of a Crime. (El patrón, Radiografía de un crimen) Sebastián Schindel / Argentina, Venezuela / 2014 / 98 min / Spanish with English subtitles
Here is a link to the trailer, as well as a description of the film:
Based on a true story, The Boss, Anatomy of a Murder is a neo-realistic portrait of the inhumane work environment, and the power imbalances existing between worker and employer. The multiple award-winning film tells the unsettling story of Hermógenes a humble illiterate farmhand who arrives in Buenos Aires in search of a job. Having been filled with self-deprecation and feelings of uselessness ever since he was stamped “not apt” on his military papers because of his limp, Hermógenes doesn’t expect much. So when Don Latuada puts him in charge of one of his butcher shops he is extremely grateful. In exchange, he forces him to disguise and sell rotten meat while subjecting him, by means of pressure and extortion, to a modern day slavery situation. The overwhelming manipulation and escalating cruelty will inevitably lead to tragedy…
Free admission. First come, first served. Light snacks and refreshments will be served!