El muerto y ser feliz / The Dead Man and Being Happy

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The Dead Man and Being Happy
El muerto y ser feliz | Javier Rebollo 2012
Spain/Argentina/France
North American Premiere
New York Film Festival: Main Slate
Sun, Oct 14

Cast: José Sacristán, Roxana Blanco, Jorge Jellinek, Valeria Alonso, Carlos Lecuona

“The further you push the ridiculous, the closer you approach the poetic.”

A fresh take on an ancient trope: Sooner or later, the road ends.

Santos, a tumor-burdened hit-man on a prepaid final assignment, is hijacked by a mysterious young woman who passively commandeers his battered Ford Falcon at a gas station. Traversing five thousand kilometers of central Argentina together, seeking fuel, food and morphine with ever-depleting funds, the two become a couple until they are not.

Love can be light as dew on the Pampa yet ferociously protective in time of need.

NYFF: http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2012/films/the-dead-man-and-being-happy
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1890391/