Rapado is an Argentine and Dutch 1992 film, written and directed by Martín Rejtman, his first feature film.[1]

Rapado
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Directed byMartín Rejtman
Produced byMartín Rejtman
Written byMartín Rejtman
StarringEzequiel Cavia
Damián Dreyzik
Music byGrupo Suárez
Paul M. van Brugge
CinematographyJosé Luis García
Edited byGarry Lane
Release date
  • August 1992 (1992-08) (Switzerland)
  • August 1, 1996 (1996-08-01) (Argentina)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryArgentina
Netherlands
LanguageSpanish

PlotEdit

The film tells the story of a teenager whose motorcycle, money and sneakers are stolen. He wants to steal another motorcycle before the end of the night.

CastEdit

BackgroundEdit

The director/producer Martín Rejtman used a minimalist style in making this film. He said, "When I made Rapado, I felt that Argentinean cinema had too much dialogue, and bad dialogue at that. I hate adornments, I hate artifice, I hate anything that's unnecessary, because there really is nothing beyond the screen."[2]

ExhibitionEdit

The film was first presented at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland in August 1992. It was released wide in Argentina on August 1, 1996.

Critical receptionEdit

Pablo Suárez, a film critic for the Buenos Aires Herald and a member of FIPRESCI Argentina said, "[Rapado, his] first feature demonstrated that another type of cinema was possible in Argentina, one capable of pushing boundaries. Rapado was an absolute oasis in a land plagued by films with agonizing narratives, with neither depth nor genuine inspiration, and yet still subsidized by a State in favor of the status quo."[3]

AwardsEdit

Wins

Nominations

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rapado on IMDb.
  2. ^ Suárez, Pablo. New Argentine Cinema: Themes, Auteurs and Trends of Innovation, (Ediciones Tatanka, 2002).
  3. ^ Suárez, Pablo. Ibid.

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