The life of esteemed lawyer Claudio (Darío Grandinetti) begins to unravel when Chilean private detective Sinclair (Alfredo Castro) comes to town, and starts asking questions about the disappearance of a mysterious stranger. With a flair for the dramatic, Sinclair proceeds to lift the veneer of respectability under which Claudio, like many of the town’s other apparently honest citizens, operates.
Set in provincial Argentina in the mid-1970s, just before the military coup, Naishtat’s brillant third film approaches this turbulent era in his country's history in a truly unique manner.
Part mystery, part thriller, Rojo swiftly escalates from the intriguing, to the entrancing, to the alarming. With a creeping sense of psychological imbalance throughout, Rojo is a disarming allegory simmering with malevolence.
Winner - Best Director, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018
Winner - Best Actor, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018
Winner - Best Cinematography, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018
‘Nothing functions quite as it should. These are not exactly surreal worlds, but every step is taken on unstable ground.’★★★★ Donald Clarke, The Irish Times