The Dead Man and Being Happy
El muerto y ser feliz | Javier Rebollo 2012
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.