Hombre Que Gano La Razon (1986)

Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - Argentina, Netherlands  |  
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This was the first feature in 24-year-old Alejandro Agresti's career, and it is worthy of note if only because of the impossible conditions under which it was filmed. Agresti was followed around by Argentina's secret police while shooting this film. He then went to Holland where he found the money and support to finish his work. The story is about a vacillating writer named Ricardo (Elio Marchi) who is losing his battle with writer's block. While trying to jump the hurdles to his pen and paper, he meets a wide sprinkling of characters that help him or hinder him in one way or another. Most humorous is the woman who suggests that the Japanese should buy Argentina. That would allow Japan to expand its borders to a mainland area and Argentina could gain some islands (the country lost the war against the British for control of the Falklands). He also has some talks with his ex-wife's husband who reminds him that artists lead a precarious existence in Argentina -- many have been known to disappear. In the end, Ricardo's attitude benefits the most from all these contacts.