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Haunted by the ghosts of a terrible past she has tried to forget, Carmen sees herself forced to return from exile when she finds out her father is about to die. At first, her return to Buenos Aires, doesn’t seem to move her—Carmen has survived at the expense of building an insurmountable armor and seems only capable of feeling something indirectly, projecting herself on the erotic desire of others. But, unexpectedly, her return catapults a series of events that seem dictated by fate and confirm that, one way or another, the past always comes back. Ambitious and provocative, Fito Páez’s first film tackles the horrors of the last civic-military dictatorship from its consequences, with Cecilia Roth in the flesh as the protagonist and center of a tortuous conflict that achieves the dimensions of a true tragedy.
Fito Páez was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1963. He is a musician and filmmaker. Since the early 1980s, he has developed a successful career as a singer-songwriter, with such albums as Giros, Ciudad de pobres corazones and El amor después del amor. In 2001, he released his first feature, Private Lives, followed in 2007 by ¿De quién es el portaligas?.