One of the most developed in Latin America, Argentine cinema is internationally known for combining technical skill and aesthetic refinement. Since the 1990s, filmmakers in the country have achieved greater spread with independent productions, many of them recognized in major awards in the film industry. For moviegoers who want to see Argentine films, Bula has put together a list of the ten best available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Globoplay, the most popular streaming services in the country. Among those selected are “O Segredo dos Seu Olhos” (2009), by Juan José Campanella; and “O Cidadão Ilustre” (2016), directed by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn. The titles are organized according to the year of release.
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Laura travels to the interior of Spain to attend her sister's wedding, a great event that will bring together hundreds of people. During the party, a blackout occurs and one of the guests disappears. Laura's family unites to unravel the mystery, while everyone wonders if the person responsible for the kidnapping is not among them. In the search for a solution, the secrets of the guests begin to be revealed.
Roberto Bermudez is a renowned specialist in Criminal Law, who teaches in one of the best courses in the field in Argentina. In his new group is Gonzalo, the son of an old acquaintance, who treats him like an idol. When a brutal murder takes place in front of the university, Roberto is interested in the case and begins to suspect that Gonzalo is the criminal. To prove that his suspicion is correct, he starts a parallel investigation.
Leon is a lonely and introspective man, who lives in a gas station lost on the old transcontinental road, between Argentina and Chile. His only friend is Silas, a Brazilian who visits him from time to time. One day, Leon's peace is shaken by the arrival of Ana, a woman who is fleeing a truck driver. Leon allows Ana to stay at the place for just one night, but time passes and she can't get out of there.
Benjamin Esposito retires from the position of bailiff and decides to write a book. His inspiration is a tragic story, which he witnessed in 1974. At the time, the department where he worked was assigned to investigate the rape and the ensuing murder of a young woman. On his journey, Benjamin meets the victim's husband and promises to help him find the culprit.
Renzo Nervi was once a successful painter, but today he is unable to sell any paintings. Arturo Silva is a sophisticated gallery owner and art dealer. The two are old friends and Arturo tries to value Renzo's work, but the painter's arrogant attitude does not help in business. Until, one day, they decide to get involved in an illegal scheme to finally make money from works of art.
Daniel Mantovani is an Argentine writer who received the highest award: the Nobel Prize for Literature. Having lived in Europe for 40 years, he is invited to return to his hometown, little Salas, to receive the title of Illustrious Citizen. Although Daniel has a certain contempt for the village where he was born, he accepts the invitation. But, his visit will trigger a series of complicated situations between him and the local people.
Ariel left Argentina years ago to try life in New York, where he became a successful economist. A long time goes by and he receives an invitation to return to Buenos Aires and meet his family again. Ariel wants to take the opportunity to introduce his girlfriend, but the plan does not work, as she gives up the trip. In addition, when he arrives in Buenos Aires, Ariel discovers that his father has traveled, regardless of his visit.
Hermógenes, a simple and illiterate man, leaves his hometown to live in Buenos Aires in search of better opportunities. There, he finds work as a butcher. His boss is a cruel man, who forces him to sell bad meat and treats him like a slave. Tired of the successive humiliations, Hermógenes takes revenge on the boss.
The film takes place in the 1980s, during the dictatorship in Argentina. Alicia is a history teacher married to Roberto and adopted mother of little Gaby. With a comfortable life and completely alien to the Argentine reality, she begins to take an interest in the events around her when she meets Ana, a friend who has just returned from exile and tells her about horrors practiced against government opponents.
Martín lives alone in Buenos Aires and is recovering from a depression. Web designer, he hardly leaves home and his virtual reality. Mariana is a neighbor of Martín, an architect who works as a window shop and is overcoming the end of a long relationship. Although they live side by side, Martín and Mariana have never met. It is through the internet that they meet and begin to share sorrows and joys.