CRITICISM – In Juan José Campanella’s new feature film, four retirees find some pep in the face of young crooks. A colorful number of actors.
The Weasel Conspiracy? Who is the marketing genius who came up with this silly title? Why not Badger Plot ? The original title is a little less off-putting: El cuento de las comadrejas (“The Tale of the Weasels”). And even. Just because weasels get shot like rabbits doesn’t mean they should have so much honor. Juan José Campanella’s new feature film is a remake of a 1976 comedy by José A. Martinez Suarez, Los muchachos de antes no usaban arsenico (literally, “The guys from yesterday didn’t use any arsenic”). The Argentinian filmmaker changes his register. We are far from In his eyes , Oscar for best foreign film in 2010, very good political thriller against a backdrop of dictatorship with Ricardo Darin (Hollywood made a useless remake of it with Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman).
Disputes and nostalgia
The Weasel Conspiracy features four old friends who share a large house in the countryside. A kind of nursing home for artists. A director, a screenwriter,
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