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Mud (Fango)

Directed by José Celestino Campusano

  • Argentina 2012; 105 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Music, Drama, Action


Two old musicians walk through the dusty streets of an inaccessible suburb in South Buenos Aires determined to take the rhythm of tango to the extreme, merging it with thrash rock. They are The Indian and The Wizard. None of them could accomplish a big success, so every hope and expectation is focused in their group called Mud. Beatriz is The Wizard's partenaire, but she’s having an affaire with Rubén, who’s also married. This relationship creates a situation of revenge and violence among women who belong to different groups with particular codes and rules in the neighborhood. Though these neighborhoods are close to big cities, government authorities have no presence or participation within them, so disputes are solved as they used to centuries ago. Sometimes it gets even worse when they use powerful home made weapons. The development of their musical project obsesses The Wizard and the Indian. The Wizard feels proud because he has never used violence even though all of his life took place in such violent environment. But suddenly life will punish him on his week side.




    Jose Celestino Campusano