Chilean film based on a true story of social injustice. A teenage is framed for an accident he didn’t cause, and it kickstarts a roiling investigation into the nature of the truth. Is the truth immutable or is it only what you can prove? It’s a question complicated by social inequality and the allure of money.
But layered upon that is a blaséness that is reflected in the lead character. It jabs not only at the injustice, but the insouciance of teenagers. Vincente’s nonchalance bleeds into consternation slips into resignation. While he is the victim, he could just as easily been the culprit, and this blurred line is reiterated in the film’s thought-provoking yet understated conclusion. And perhaps this cynicism paired with apathy is the most compelling thing on parade.
Performance and plot is strengthened by the gripping Chilean rock soundtrack and immersive cinematography.