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Matanza Cine (Argentina)

Works: 24 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 1,431 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Religious films  Motion pictures  Prison films  Comedy films  Road films  War films 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Matanza Cine (Argentina)
Carancho by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

22 deaths a day, 683 a month, over 8,000 a year, 100,000 over the last decade. In Argentina, traffic accidents are decimating those 35 and under. Festering beneath Argentina's crime-plagued, class-divided society is the quasi-lawless realm of motor vehicle accidents and their aftermath. Sosa is an ambulance-chasing lawyer. He's lost his license, so now he works the late-night streets of Buenos Aires, signing up injured clients for a predatory firm that will pay them perhaps a quarter, or a fifth, of what the insurance companies pay. Luján is an overworked young doctor who takes ambulance shifts for extra money. Her level of sleeplessness and chemical intake renders her less than desirable for performing emergency life-and-death surgery, but to Sosa Luján seems to be a ministering angel who can redeem his sleazoid existence. While Luján and Sosa can fall in love, the more vital question is can they escape the grim logic of their situation, evade responsibility for their own actions, and outrun a machine determined to destroy them?
Elefante blanco = White elephant by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Villa Virgin", a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires. Julian and Nicolas, two priests and long-standing friends, work tirelessly to help the local people. Julian uses his political connections to oversee the construction of a hospital. Nicolas joins him following the failure of a project he was leading in the jungle, after paramilitary forces assassinated members of the community. Deeply troubled, he finds a little comfort in Luciana, a young, attractive, atheist social worker. As Nicolas' faith weakens, tension and violence between the slum drug dealing cartels grow. And when work on the hospital is halted by ministerial decree, the fuse is lit..."--Cannes Film Festival
Leonera = Lion's den by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia gives birth to a son after she is sent to the penitentiary for the murder of her lover. Fellow inmate Marta becomes her ally, while her mother Sofia is her opponent. As Marta attempts to teach Julia how to be a mother in the least appropriate place, her mother attempts to gain custody so the child can grow up outside of prison. The duel between Julia and her mother expresses the dilemma of what is better for the child, life with his mother in prison, or without her, but in freedom
Familia rodante = Rolling family by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La abuela Emilia anuncia a toda su familia que su sobrina distante la ha elegido como madrina de su boda, que se celebrará a 1.500 kilómetros de allí. Para ese largo viaje de Buenos aires a Misiones, Emilia desea que todos la acompañen
Mi mejor enemigo : Patagonia, 1978 = My best enemy, Patagonia 1978 by Alex Bowen C.( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendship develops between enemies when a Chilean army patrol lost within the Argentine border comes upon an Argentine army patrol in the same predicament
El bonaerense by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

32-yr old Zapa, an aimless locksmith living in a small village, is asked by his boss to assist in a robbery by cracking a safe. After doing the job, the boss disappears, leaving Zapa to take the blame. Zapa's retired-policeman uncle gets him out of jail, arranging for Zapa to move to Buenos Aires and join the city's police force, the notorious Bonaerense. As Zapa's new life as a cop unfolds, he finds himself exchanging one type of moral uncertainty for another as he sinks into the corruption of the department's inner workings
El clan by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s
Geminis by Albertina Carri( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucía and Daniel have three children: the eldest is Ezequiel, who now lives in Spain; the middle child is son Jeremías; and the youngest is the rather sullen daughter Meme. Lucía is obsessed with shaping and presenting her small clan as a model family of Argentina's chattering class. But so consumed is she with this project that she fails to see what is unfolding beneath her very nose. When Ezequiel returns to Argentina just prior to his wedding, he begins to suspect that the natural order of his family is out of kilter. Then, one night, he is confronted with the terrible truth of family relations and the film reaches its hauntingly powerful climax
Nacido y criado by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Santiago lives comfortably with his wife and daughter. His daily life has few surprises, until the unexpected violently unravels everything. He winds up at the end of the earth, tormented by demons from his past and has to reconcile himself with the present to get past the madness"--Cataloger's translation of summary from container
La rabia by Albertina Carri( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married woman with a mute daughter is involved in an affair with the single father of a teenage boy. The tension between these rural families builds to rage when the husband claims the boy's dogs killed his hens
Ciudad de María( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On September 25, 1983, Gladys Quiroga de Motta had a vision of the Virgin Mary near the steel town of San Nicolàs, Argentina. Over the course of several months, Ms. Motta said that the Virgin Mary had repeatedly appeared to her. Prior to Ms. Motta revelation that the Virgin Mary had appeared to her, the town of San Nicolàs was a very poor town due to the closing of the steel mill. However, after the reported sightings of the Virgin Mary, the town was able to capitalize on the notoriety and became a destination for the faithful, and the tourist
Dí buen día a papá( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about the death, burial and rediscovery of the remains of Che Guevara in the Bolivian town of Vallegrande
Mbya : tierra en rojo by Philip Cox( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Argentina the native peoples live forgotten and marginalized lives. This film is an intimate view of the struggle of the Mbya Guaraní for survivial and for the maintenance of their identity against the advance of the "world of the white man."
Carancho( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selecció de pel·lícules per la seva temàtica
Excursiones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recío: a story of friendship between two teenage friends
La quietud by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tras muchos años de ausencia, y después del ataque al corazón de su padre, Eugenia regresa a La Quietud, la finca familiar cerca de Buenos Aires, donde se reúne con su madre y su hermana. Las tres mujeres se ven obligadas a enfrentarse a los traumas emocionales y a los oscuros secretos de un pasado compartido que se desarrolló en el contexto de la dictadura militar. Vuelven a surgir reproches que llevaban mucho tiempo enterrados y salen a la superficie los celos que se intensifican debido al inquietante parecido físico de las dos hermanas
La vida nueva by Santiago Palavecino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A car accident shakes up a tranquil village in rural Argentina
Caíto( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guillermo Pfening returns as a film director to his hometown Marcos Juárez with actors, cameras, lights and technical equipment for making a full-length documentary record of the day to day life of his brother Caíto, who has muscular dystrophy. By observing the relationships among their father, Caíto's female kinesiologist, and the other women and friends in Caíto's life, Guillermo discovers that Caíto has a deep desire to be a father himself. From that moment, Guillermo presents Caíto with an opportunity to create a fictional story in which he is the protagonist of his idyllic dream to start a family. The film relates a provocative, affectionate adventure among Caíto (30 years), Suzuki (30) and Anita (10). The three escape their reality and embark on a journey on a quadraped scooter through the fields of pampas, fulfilling Caíto's dream of having a family. When the film is coming to a close, Guillermo interrupts this fiction, playing the dual role of director and brother, giving Caíto, the decision of how to end this film which portrays his life
La mecha( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly man of modest means tries to find a new kerosene stove but instead discovers that the world he has known all his life has changed irrevocably
Mundo grua = Crane world by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rulo, la cinquantaine, est le bassiste d'un groupe de rock des seventies, célèbre pour la chanson "Paco Camorra". Il cherche du travail en tant qu'ouvrier du bâtiment chargé de la manoeuvre des grues. Parallèlement, il commence une relation amoureuse avec Adriana, propriétaire d'un kiosque. Mais Rulo doit subvenir aux besoins de sa mère et de son fils Claudio, dix-neuf ans.--Conteneur
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