Having been robbed of his moped and his sneakers, Lucio wanders aimlessly around Buenos Aires at night, barefoot. He is not having much luck: the shoes a friend gives him are too small and the 100-peso note he wants to pay the bus fare with turns out to be a forgery.
Banal conversations follow, at home with his parents, with his friend on the street; playing games in the arcade. And who had Lucio’s digital watch again? He hides his parents' hacksaw under his bed. In vain, he tries sawing through the lock on another moped.
In 1992, Rapado unleashed a real sensation within Argentine and Latin American cinema; finally a film about the present, instead of a political historical film. In Rapado, Martin Rejtman created a style completely his own, followed by a wave of innovative cinema in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Rejtman himself went on to make e.g. Silvia Prieto and The Magic Gloves.
Director
Martín Rejtman
Country of production
Argentina
Production Year
1992
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
75'
Medium
HDcam
Language
Spanish
Producer
Martín Rejtman
Sales
EYE Film Institute Netherlands
Screenplay
Martín Rejtman
Cinematography
José Luis García
Editor
Garry Lane
Production Design
Alejandro de Ilzarbe, Erika Skoka
Sound Design
Gabriel Coll Barberis, Javier Salinas
Music
Grupo Suárez, Paul M. van Brugge
Cast
José Glusman, Ezequiel Cavia