Love Is A Fat Woman

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Political

Set in Argentina after the fall of that country's military dictatorship, this film focuses on Marchi, a young journalist. Marchi's tendency to write for his "leftist pals," in the words of his editor, already has in jeopardy of losing his job when he is assigned to cover the shooting of an American film in his country. His caustic view of American intentions...read more

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Set in Argentina after the fall of that country's military dictatorship, this film focuses on Marchi, a young journalist. Marchi's tendency to write for his "leftist pals," in the words of his editor, already has in jeopardy of losing his job when he is assigned to cover the shooting of an

American film in his country. His caustic view of American intentions go too far and he is fired, which gives him more time to search for his lost love. That it's apparent to all that she was "disappeared" by the previous regime, Marchi refuses to accept that fact, instead chosing to believe that

she is still alive and has left him for another man. As Marchi searches, he's grows more upset with he believes is Argentinian complacency, alienating virtually all his friends who urge him just to accept things as they are. Director-screenwriter Agresti makes Marchi the inspiration for a number

of responses--various means of "playing dumb"--to life in a country still reeling from the effects of totalitarian military rule. Marchi encounters sentimentalists, capitalists, pragmatists, and cynics, all of whom offer are very willing to offer Marchi advice, but he has no interest in their

views. Agresti shows this world with a great deal of black humor and a stylized, odd-angle black-and-white look that have caused his approach to be likened to that of Orson Welles. But, because it lacks narrative strength, LOVE IS A FAT WOMAN never comes together as a comprehensive statement.

performance, LOVE IS A FAT WOMAN remains a provocative, intelligent, and ambitious film, full of incisive and memorable images. (In Spanish; English subtitles.)

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: NR
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