An official selection of the Montreal and Cannes film festivals (and a winner of "Best First Film" at the Latino LA Film Festival), this 2009 favorite also won 20 international awards. The former strongest man on earth and his crafty manager tour small South American towns staging wrestling matches. Arriving in Santa Maria, they meet with great enthusiasm—as well as a major challenge to their livelihood and friendship. The two bonus shorts by the same director are Sofia and The Nine Mile Walk. In Spanish and German with English subtitles.
"[Alvero] Brechner's auspicious debut is something like a retro 'The Wrestler' by way of the Coen brothers."—Variety