Saturday, November 26, 2016

Liverpool (2008)

The Match Factory
Directed by Lisandro Alonso
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(DVD, Kino)

A worker on a cargo ship takes leave to visit his mother in the town of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Having left some 20 years before, he hitches a ride to his family home near a saw mill. He finds his elderly mother bed ridden and unable to recognize him, his father wishing he stayed away and his sister bored by their bleak, poverty-stricken existence. Long, lingering shots of the cold and snowy landscape of  Argentina's Tierra del Fuego are the most interesting part of this slight mood piece with no plot or characterization to speak of.

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