Switzerland/France/Argentina, 2021, 100 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Andreas Fontana, Not Rated, French/Spanish with English subtitles, MUBI
"Delectably lavish ... Think John le Carré and Francis Ford Coppola, but set in the world of Swiss banking elites." —Beatrice Loayza, The New York Times
Argentina, the late 1970s. Private banker Yvan (Fabrizio Rongione, Two Days, One Night) arrives from Geneva with his wife Ines (Stéphanie Cléau) to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared in military-ruled Buenos Aires. Moving through the smoke-filled lounges and lush gardens of a society under intense surveillance, he finds himself untangling a sinister web of colonialism, high finance, and a nation's “Dirty War”. In his remarkably assured debut, Swiss director Andreas Fontana invites us into this seductive, moneyed world where political violence simmers just under the surface. Co-written by Argentinian filmmaker Mariano Llinás (La Flor), Azor (a highlight from this year’s Berlinale and New Directors/New Films) is a riveting look at international intrigue worthy of John le Carré or Graham Greene.
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