24 May 2005 | daigoro-3
Very strange great movie.
Three Argentinian astronauts are sent to the space with a mission: destroy the moon. But the same government that sent them to such and adventure eventually leaves them on their own, lost, abandoned, floating around the satellite. As time pass by the astronaut's anger and desire of revenge go stronger and the madness grows, taking each of their specific personalities to a demential point of no return.
This movie is naturally polemic. It happens to be a sci-fi movie (visually it's very well done, specially if you have in mind the lack or resources in its production), but the story is more related to the inner world of the characters. And also it happens to be a comedy, but in my case it didn't made me laugh out but instead keep a constant smile, a confused smile, one that still is surprised with the strange world that's being projected. This smile can sometimes turn into laughter, but it's a nervous laughter, almost like the one from Urdapilleta when he watches her colleague sub commander Rodulfo and the alien dancing in the outer space. This kind of combinations, this strange vision, is not enjoyable for everyone. I understand people who doesn't like it, that leaves the cinema with anger, because they don't share at all the tone of the movie. They don't understand what's being told on the screen, and what they understand they don't like it anyway, it bothers them. But I understand much more and I identify myself completely with the audience that leaves thankful of having been part of the rare experience this movie invites you to live, full of complicity, with not many explanations. It has wonderful performances of the actors, great dialogs, it's perfectly shot and has admirable art design and cinematography. A movie that takes the great risk of telling a story in a different way, and telling also a different kind of story, using other kind of structures. A movie with excesses, relentless with its characters and with Argentina itself, but a film that's always funny and surprising.