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Pablo Trapero and the Politics of Violence

Douglas Mulliken, Julian Ross, Lcia Nagib, 1350290157, 1350163384, 978-1350290150, 9781350290150, 978-1350163386, 9781350163386, B09P4V3XP5

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English  | 2022 | PDF | 12 MB | 265 Pages

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This innovative study finds that, through his unique representation of violence, Argentine director Pablo Trapero has established himself as one of the 21st century's distinctly political filmmakers. By examining the broad concept of violence and how it is represented on-screen, Douglas Mulliken identifies and analyzes the ways in which Trapero utilizes violence, particularly Žižek's concept of objective violence, as a means through which to mediate the political

Through a focus on several previously under-studied elements of Trapero's films, Mulliken highlights the ways in which the director's work represents present-day concerns about social inequalities and injustice in neoliberal Argentina on-screen. Finally, he examines how Trapero combines aspects of Argentina's long tradition of political film with elements of Nuevo Cine Argentino to create a unique political voice.