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The Dark Side of the Heart

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Original title
El lado oscuro del corazón
Running time
127 min.
Argentina Argentina
Eliseo Subiela (Poem: Mario Benedetti)
Osvaldo Montes
Hugo Colace
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Co-production Argentina-Canada; CO 3 / INCAA / Max Films Productions
Drama | Surrealism. Romantic Drama. Prostitution
Synopsis / Plot
Oliverio is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sale his ideas to an advertising agencie to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he met a prostitute, Ana, with whom he fell in love. Back in Buenos Aires, he accept a contract with a publicity agencie to get the money for three days of love with her. Will he get what his searching for when his ideal of love's pleasure is literaly going in levitation while making love?
1992: Montréal World Film Festival: Best Film
1992: Havana Film Festival: Best Actor, FIPRESCI Award, Grand Coral - Second Prize
1992: Biarritz Film Festival: Best Actor (Grandinetti) and Best Actress (Ballesteros)
Critics' reviews
  • "Beautiful, meditative (...) Darkly amusing and decidedly sexy!"
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