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El hombre de al lado (The Man Next Door)
dir. Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn
Argentina, 2009, 109 minutes
English Subtitles

15th Latin American Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Thursday, March 17, 2011, 7:00 pm
An important ingredient in personal happiness and general wellbeing is to be comfortable in your surroundings. Being an architect himself, the film’s protagonist, Leonardo, knows this intimately. After all, that's why he and his wife live comfortably and contentedly in a house designed by renowned architect Le Corbusier, the only example of the architect's work in all of South America. So, when the ‘neighbour from hell,’ Victor, decides to make major renovations that will alter and impose on Leonardo’s well-ordered domestic space, Leonardo's contentment starts to splinter. But is Victor in the wrong? is he really a ‘neighbour from hell’? A fascinating drama about class, communication, and the limits of tolerance, MAN was a critical hit at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and winner of the Best Film Award at the 2010 Mar del Plate Film Festival in Argentina. English sub-titles.