Rotterdam International Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Construir Cine
Carlos Portaluppi, Ignacio Rogers, Lorena Vega
Pablo Chernov, Martin Kraut
Manuel De Andrés
Eliane D. Katz
Marcos (Carlos Portaluppi) is a night-shift nurse at a palliative care ward. Everyday, on his dinner break, he peacefully eats raw peas that match his emerald uniform, and lives to the not-so-constant rhythm of beeping devices. Marcos loves his comforting routine. Every day the same can of peas, every day cleaning his bed-ridden patients, every day trying to catch a dying man sneaking one last cigarette. What’s the difference for him at this stage anyways? The difference is one drop, one little dose given in the middle of the night by their caregiver. At the doors of life and death, Marcos is the self-appointed gatekeeper. Euthanasia is his preferred practice. Newly arrived nurse Gabriel (Ignacio Rogers) threatens to uncover his secret deadly procedure, yet he may himself hide a sinister motive.
Filmmaker Martin Kraut signs a very subtle debut feature with LA DOSIS. He paints his story masterfully, with somewhat reassuring cold greens and blues. Though there is nothing black or white here, everything lies in an unnerving grey area. The question of assisted, or rather forced, death isn’t what is at stake. This Argentinian psychological thriller isn’t a moral tale by any means either. It depicts the battle of a complex duo of characters and their inner demons, somewhere between Denis Villeneuve’s ENEMY (2013) and David Fincher’s GONE GIRL, yet somewhat more realistic, elusive, and with concealed queer eroticism. In today’s world where global health is threatened, LA DOSIS is a philosophical mystery of alienation and the mistrust for those who care a little too much. – Celia Pouzet
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