Synopsis by Mark Deming
A dysfunctional family jumps the rails into bloody violence in this gritty thriller from Argentina. Arturo (Arturo Goetz) supports his family driving a taxi and seems to have a habit of attracting the strangest and most unstable fares in town. Arturo's constant exposure to the city's sordid underbelly has begun having a profound effect on him, which isn't helped by his rocky relationship with his son. Teenaged Leandro (Nahuel Perez Biscayart) makes his pocket money selling drugs on the street, though most of the time he seems more interested in bedding a neighborhood hooker who is clearly underage. In time, Arturo's growing instability and Leandro's open disrespect become a combustible combination that explodes with deadly force. La Sangre Brota (aka Blood Appears) was screened as part of the Critics' Week series at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
cab-driver, drug-dealer, teenagers