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Wild Tales (2014)

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Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director:

Damián Szifron

Writers:

Germán Servidio (collaborating writer), Damián Szifron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Darío Grandinetti ... Salgado (segment "Pasternak")
María Marull ... Isabel (segment "Pasternak")
Mónica Villa ... Profesora Leguizamón (segment "Pasternak")
Diego Starosta Diego Starosta ... Ignacio Fontana (segment "Pasternak")
Marcelo Frasca Marcelo Frasca ... Gerente Casa Tía (segment "Pasternak")
Lucila Mangone Lucila Mangone ... Azafata (segment "Pasternak")
María Laura Caccamo María Laura Caccamo ... Empleada Aerolínea (segment "Pasternak") (as Laura Cáccamo)
Carlos Alberto Vavassori Carlos Alberto Vavassori ... Víctor Jensen (episodio 'Pasternak')
Pablo Machado Pablo Machado ... Hombre 1 (segment "Pasternak")
Horacio Vay Horacio Vay ... Hombre 2 (segment "Pasternak")
Javier Pedersoli Javier Pedersoli ... Único Amigo (segment "Pasternak")
Héctor Drachtman Héctor Drachtman ... Padre Pasternak (segment "Pasternak")
María Rosa López Ottonello María Rosa López Ottonello ... Madre Pasternak (segment "Pasternak")
Rita Cortese ... Cocinera (segment "Las ratas")
Julieta Zylberberg ... Moza (segment "Las ratas")
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Storyline

The film is divided into six segments. (1) "Pasternak": While being on a plane, a model and a music critic realise they have a common acquaintance called Pasternak. Soon they discover that every passenger and crew member on board know Pasternak. Is this coincidence? (2) "The Rats": A waitress recognizes her client - it's the loan shark who caused a tragedy in her family. The cook suggests mixing rat poison with his food, but the waitress refuses. The stubborn cook, however, decides to proceed with her plan. (3) "The Strongest": Two drivers on a lone highway have an argument with tragic consequences. (4) "Little Bomb": A demolition engineer has his car towed by a truck for parking in a wrong place and he has an argument with the employee of the towing company. This event destroys his private and professional life, and he plots revenge against the corrupt towing company and the city hall. (5) "The Proposal": A reckless son of a wealthy family has an overnight hit-and-run accident, in ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

We can all lose control

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 August 2014 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Tales See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,100, 22 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,107,072

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,353,750
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The site of the bridge, in which the tale "The Strongest" was filmed, is actually the 60th kilometer on the route between Cafayate and Salta, as the character in the tale mentions. This place has become a kind of a tourist attraction nowadays, as can be seen in Google Street View at coordinates (-25.730669,-65.6967926). See more »

Goofs

In the segment "Road to Hell", the plates shown on the Audi A4, UIA719, do not correspond to the year of the car. See more »

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Moza: Good evening, a table for one?
Cuenca: I see you're good at math.
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In the opening credits of the film, each actor is identified and accompanied by the image of a wild animal. In the case of the director (Szifrón), he chose a fox, the reason is not only because he is red haired: "The fox was an animal that my dad really liked, he always saw foxes documentaries, I think that's why I chose it..." See more »

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Big things have small beginnings
21 May 2015 | by ahegde3149See all my reviews

Never watched any Argentine/Spanish film before. Actually, the number of foreign language (ie. other than English and Hindi) films I have watched till date is not even two digit. Still, this movie was mind-blowing!! Wild Tales, is a package of 6 short films which are dark and explosive comedies. All of them has the theme of revenge strikingly common and each one of them is unique and funny in its own way. Each one of them puts forth wild yet realistic situations. The first short story is the shortest of them and is shown pre-credits.Its story of a psych who is not even seen on the screen who makes revenge plan which ends on a bang giving us an overly wild ending. The second film slightly more dark and longer, will make you think before deciding what is right and what is wrong. Third one even longer, is my favorite alongside the fourth. Its violent and brutally hilarious with explosive ending(literally). The fourth one sheds light on realistic situation of a common man troubled by the abusive government system. Another explosion in the climax(again literally)! The fifth slightly less on humor quotient but portrays the human characteristic of greed perfectly. Its darker and has a shocking finale! Th last one, longest and wildest of them all will take you to one of the craziest weddings you have ever seen. Beneath its madness it subtly touches upon the issues of trust and betrayals in human relations.

Besides the common notion of revenge and letting oneself lose control in rage, all these tales also focus on how tiniest of our actions can lead to monstrous consequences. The comedy is satirical and dark still its outright hilarious in many scenes. There are many actors (each story has different cast), can't highlight anyone as most of them have done a good job. Director Damian Szifron executes all the ridiculous madness and explosive twists with sheer brilliance leaving dazed at the end of each story. The soundtrack is also quirky and beautiful.The two hours fly away like a breeze. Even if you don't understand the language you will be so invested that after sometime you won't even realize that you are watching a Non- English film. Highly enjoyable!

RATING: [4/5]


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