Los Guantes Mágicos (2003)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Tragi-comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 10, 2006 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Argentina, France, Germany  |  
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Martin Rejtman's downbeat comedy Los Guantes Mágicos (The Magic Gloves) follows a large cast of characters as they attempt to get out of their poor circumstances. Alejandro (Gabriel Fernandez Capello) hires himself out as a driver. He chauffeurs Sergio (Fabian Arenillas), who incorrectly believes Alejandro knows his brother Luis (Diego Olivera), an actor in pornographic films. Sergio invites Alejandro to move into Luis' apartment. Alejandro breaks up with his girlfriend Cecilia (Cecilia Biagini), but Cecilia strikes up a friendship with Sergio's wife Susana (Susana Pampin). Susana arranges a trip for Cecilia to a vacation spa, where Cecilia becomes acquainted with a stewardess who begins dating Alejandro. Soon the two men and Luis pool their meager monies and invest in a supply of "magic gloves" that are supposed to fit anyone -- but are rumored to grant their owner special powers. This film was screened in competition at the Locarno Film Festival.