Venezuela

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS [Piedra, Papel o Tijera]
2012 Oscar Submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Venezuela

Like Alejendro González Iñarritu's AMORES PERROS and BABEL, this film is a multi-layered and grittily realistic drama, a fragmented narrative reflective of a fragmented society. Héctor, an absent father and distant husband, discovers his wife has long been having an affair. Cristian, a blue-collar laborer heavily in debt, lives with his girlfriend Valentina. Desperate for money, he kidnaps the well-to-do Héctor's son, initiating a series of events that will change the lives of both families forever. A huge box-office success in Venezuela.

DIR/SCR Hernán Jabes; SCR Irina Dendiouk. Venezuela, 2012, color, 110 min, Blu-ray. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED S V D L

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