Los Insomnes (1986)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - Argentina  |  
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An experimental film that runs on one repetitive theme, this non-tale by Carlos Orgambide is a pictorial rendition of the ills of Argentine society. Set in a large house peopled with every type of citizen, activities that expose a disturbed and disturbing society go on from the bottom floor to the top. On the top floor a young man is tied to a bed and subjected to various tortures by a weird group of misfits. On the bottom floor a custodian dreams of his day on the cabaret scene as he mops up the present. Each individual is looking out for Number One and refuses to get involved trying to help anyone else. Meanwhile, children run up and down the stairs viewing the activities in the building and try to warn their elders about what is happening -- they are the ones who cannot sleep because they are upset by what they see around them.

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Argentina, house, janitor, torture