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Directed by Pablo Trapero

Argentina, Chile, France

Released: 2002

Spanish

105 minutes

This Buenos Aires-set Training Day is unique: Though police brutality runs rampant in Argentina, movies about police officers tend to play it safe in terms of portraying corruption, violence, and fear. El Bonaerense is about a young police trainee's search for a father, but the search ends up in the knowledge of evil as a natural, ordinary force, inseparable from everyday routines and procedures and affections. What's most extraordinary about this gritty feature is that there's no moral judgment in it--and no easy cynicism, either.

 

 

El Bonaerense

Awards

 

Chicago International Film Festival, New Best Director, FIPRESCI Award 2002

 

Two Argentinian Film Critics Association Awards 2003

 

Thessaloniki Film Festiva

Golden Alexander Nomination 2002