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La Tierra roja

Directed by Diego Martinez Vignatti

Argentina, 2015

HOME, 13 April 2017

La Tierra roja

I found this one overlong and long winded, though the performances are agreeable enough.

A paper mill is using herbicides on the land and it is damaging the workers‘ health and the health of the local people. Pierre (Geert Van Rampelberg) is the gang master and his loyalties are tested to breaking point when a doctor is killed.

It is a worthy film but stodgy and slow-paced. You think it has hit a climax, a turning point where it will really kick on, and it stalls – and then it stalls again. Mercifully it is put down in the end.