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by Pablo Trapero


Zapa is a locksmith in a quiet and little town lost somewhere in the province of Buenos Aires. The work is quite slow, and hours seem to pass slowly. Polaco, the owner of the shop, sends him on a job that consists of opening a safe at an office. The next day, Zapa is imprisoned for being responsible of robbing the place. Ismael, his uncle, a retired policeman, bails him out and sends him to Buenos Aires. Zapa becomes an aspiring officer in the Buenos Aires Police. He gets to his new home city, takes the instructional course, works at a precinct, has a love affair with a teacher and starts to see his life turn into a strange fiction.

original title: El bonaerense
country: France, Argentina, Chile, Netherlands
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Pablo Trapero
film run: 105'
release date: FR 09/04/2003, ES 27/06/2003, BE 06/08/2003, UK 05/09/2003
screenplay: Pablo Trapero
cast: Jorge Román, Mimí Ardú, Darío Levy, Víctor Hugo Carrizo , Hugo Anganuzzi, Graciana Chironi
cinematography by: Guillermo Nieto
film editing: Nicolás Golbart
art director: Sebastián Roses
costumes designer: Marisa Urruti
music: Pablo Lescano
producer: Pablo Trapero, Jose Oscar Salvia
production: Pablo Trapero Productions, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (AR); Program Ibermedia (CL); Rotterdam Film Festival (NL)
backing: Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC)
distributor: Mars Films Distribution, Nirvana Films (ES), Soda Pictures (UK)
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