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AZOR

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Swiss director Andreas Fontana crafts a gripping debut feature set in the privileged, lofty world of high finance in Argentina during the 1970s. Yvan De Wiel (Fabrizio Rongione, TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT) is private banker with big ambitions and a stellar reputation. When a colleague mysteriously disappears while on assignment in Buenos Aires, De Wiel travels from Geneva to Argentina with his wife (Stéphanie Cléau, THE BLUE ROOM) to reassure his former colleague's clients and disentangle any messes left behind. Once there, however, he finds himself unwillingly drawn into the mystery surrounding his predecessor's disappearance, sinking ever deeper into a sinister inner circle that connects the country's upper classes to the military junta's ongoing "Dirty War." A high-stakes thriller tracking the "Heart of Darkness"-esque journey of a morally compromised central protagonist, AZOR skillfully captures a highly specific milieu during a dark chapter of Argentina's history. Official Selection, 2021 Berlin International Film Festival and New Directors/New Films. DIR/SCR Andreas Fontana; SCR Mariano Llinás; PROD Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney. Argentina/Switzerland/France, 2021, color, 100 min. In English, Spanish and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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100 Minutes
Thriller

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