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Matanza Cine (Argentina)

Overview
Works: 19 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 1,523 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Religious films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Prison films  Comedy films  War films  Crime 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 between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 481 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 )

3 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narra la historia de amistad de dos curas, Julián y Nicolás, quienes tras sobrevivir un intento de asesinato por parte del Ejército durante su trabajo en Centroamérica, se asientan en una barriada de Buenos Aires para desarrollar su apostolado y labor social. Allí conocen a Luciana, con quien lucharán codo a codo contra la corrupción, mal endémico de la zona. Su trabajo les enfrentará a la jerarquía eclesiástica y a los poderes gubernamentales y policiales al arriesgar su vida por defender su compromiso y lealtad hacia los vecinos del barrio
Leonera = Lion's den by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 295 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 )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 185 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 )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 108 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 )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 38 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
Nacido y criado by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 17 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
El clan by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argentina in the early eighties. Within a typical family home in the traditional neighborhood of San Isidro, a sinister clan makes its living off kidnapping and murder. Arquímedes, the patriarch, heads and plans the operations. Alejandro, his eldest son, is a star rugby player at CASI-a prestigious local club-and the Argentine mythical national team (Los Pumas). The son gives in to his father's will and identifies possible candidates for kidnapping; his popularity shields him from suspicion. To a greater or lesser extent, the members of the family are accomplices in this dreadful venture as they live off the benefits yielded by the large ransoms paid by the families of their victims. Based on the true story of the Puccio family, this film full of suspense and intrigue takes place in the context of the final years of the Argentine military dictatorship and incipient return to democracy
Geminis by Albertina Carri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 15 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
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
La rabia by Albertina Carri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 11 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
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."
Caíto( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 5 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
Excursiones( Visual )

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

Excurisiones: "Marcos works in a sweets factory; Martin is a tv writer. They went to school together and used to be close friends, but they haven't seen each other in years. Marcos gets an offer from a theatre to produce a play based on a personal piece he wrote when he was a student. He asks Marcos to help him re-write it"--British Film Institute website
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
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1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 2 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
We are the indians( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describes the culture of the Mbya Guarani people living in Argentina; told from their perspective
Carancho (the vulture)( Visual )

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

Sosa is an ambulance-chasing attorney with questionable ethics. Lujan is a young, idealistic doctor, susceptible to corruption. After Lujan and Sosa's paths repeatedly cross, the two form an unlikely romance that is threatened by Sosa's turbulent past
 
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Productora Matanza Cine (Argentina)

Languages
Spanish (52)