April 4, 2016 — Death in Buenos Aires is the first feature directorial effort of Natalia Meta, who also wrote the screenplay.
Set in the 1980s, the award-winning Death in Buenos Aires is a jolting drama with a neo-noir sensibility and a dark sense of humor. The relationships between the characters are intriguing and unexpected; it explores sexual identity issues is a way that is uncommon in a hard-driving police drama.
Demián Bichir, (The Hateful Eight, Machete Kills, Weeds, Academy Award nominee for A Better Life) stars as Inspector Chávez who, with his partner Dolores (Mónica Antonópulos, winner Best New Actress, the Argentinian Film Critics Association Awards), is called to investigate the murder of a gay member of Argentine high society. They meet up with officer Gómez (Chino Darín, winner Best Actor, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Awards), a handsome young policeman who is already investigating the crime. Gómez‘s preliminary information has pointed to Kevin (Carlos Casella), a possible lover of the murdered man.
But all is not as it seems. Inspector Chávez comes to realize that he cannot rely on any of the information he is getting, even from trusted sources.
The plot takes many turns as Inspector Chávez begins to question everything he knows, including his own job performance and sexual identity.
Death in Buenos Aires is available for pre-order on Blu-ray or DOD; the title will be released tomorrow, April 5, 2016.