Julio Chávez headlines Argentine director Ariel Rotter's quiet and low-key, Spanish-language psychological drama The Other. The film observes the events that befall Juan Desouza (Chávez), a middle-aged notary who hits a bleak mid-life crisis at the exact moment when he learns that his wife is expectant. Lonely and psychologically incommunicative, Juan heads off on a business trip and then, for some unstated reason, books into two separate hotel rooms under assumed identities. One is that of a passenger who expired on the bus seat next to him, and another is that of a deceased gentleman who owns some property that Juan is supposed to notarize. Meanwhile, Juan silently continues to grapple with a tenuous sense of his own identity.
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