EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE, THE
[EL EMPLEADO Y EL PATRÓN]
In Uruguayan director Manolo Nieto's (THE DOG POUND, THE MILITANT) acclaimed third feature, Argentine actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart (BPM) stars as Rodrigo, an ambitious young man with a new family who manages his wealthy father's farm close to the Brazilian border. When Rodrigo hires teenage tractor driver and budding horse whisperer Carlos (Cristian Borges) to fill an immediate opening on the farm, the two develop a bond over their common experience as new fathers. But in the wake of an unexpected tragedy, their relationship becomes strained to a breaking point. Subtle and searing, this slow-burn rural thriller perceptively explores the class and economic polarities operating in contemporary Uruguayan society, while also painting a complex portrait of male rivalry and toxic power dynamics. Official Selection, 2021 Cannes, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastián and Zurich film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Manuel Nieto; PROD Julia Alves, Georgina Baisch, Bárbara Francisco, Cecilia Salim, Michael Wahrmann, Paola Wink. Uruguay/Argentina/Brazil/France, 2021, color, 107 min. In Spanish, Portuguese and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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