This film is a story about five young people. Mercedes, who works at the Larreta Museum; Leticia, Mercedes, best friend; Landro, Mercedes´ boyfriend; Andre, Leticia´s boyfriend; and Clara, Andre´s ex-girlfriend. These five people busily move about the streets of Argentina, the museum, the graveyard of old philosophers, and the garden as they untie their intertwined relationships. Each chapter of the film moves along with the chapter of the book read by Mercedes and written by Argentina´s ex-president and philosopher Sarmiento. They seem to be well versed in classic literature, but despite such expectations, the museum and the college surroundings do not provide them with serious insights. Even though they constantly quote books and lines from plays, they ridicule the classics They work there only because of their material desires, and they use these places as backgrounds for their romantic settings, and they also steal from these places. The black and white screen that goes back and forth the spaces, in which old famous people are remembered, are filled with mixtures of everyday conversation and literary phrases which are shared by the young people. In these spaces, as these characters constantly eat and deceive each other, they appear to be quite fragmented and ferocious as well as frivolous. It seems that the young director Matias Pineiro, born in 1982, has successfully managed to depict the reality of young Argentines who are on transition between the modern and the post-modern.
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