Sunday, November 10, 2019
Rojo (2018) is out on VOD
I am not sure how much to say about the plot. I will say it does begin with a sequence which hangs over the entire film even past the final fade out after the end credits. In it a man enters a restaurant and wants a table. He is annoyed that another man (who is waiting for his wife) is sitting alone words are exchanged, and the situation lurches out of control unexpectedly as insults fly and things go unexpectedly.... and then the film shifts gears into another direction....
What the film ends up being is a deadpan examination of the way that people end up accepting dictatorship. We watch how people turn a blind eye to things they shouldn't and how people who dare end up moving ahead. It's a biting commentary not only on the situation in Argentina where ROJO was made, but elsewhere.
And it's at this point I'm not sure what I think of the film. Excellent on every technical level the film never really clicked with me. Blame the uneasy tone which kept me at arms length as I squirmed in my seat. To be certain its great movie, but it's not my cup of tea.
If you like heady films that challenge the way you think and feel this film is for you.
Currently out on VOD