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A Common Crime Rated 12A

A Common Crime

Dir. Francisco Márquez. Argentina, 2020. 1h 36m. Spanish/subs. Starring Elisa Carricajo, Mecha Martinez, Eliot Otazo.

One night in the pouring rain, Cecilia, a middle-class university sociology teacher, fails to help her housekeepers son, Kevin. The following day, Kevin is missing and it's presumed that he has been 'disappeared' by local police. Haunted by her guilty conscience, Cecilia’s grip on reality begins to break. A chilling psychological thriller that eerily explores political injustices and the growing class divisions in modern Argentina.

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'There are few filmmakers who have managed to capture the politics of fear in recent years more effectively than Francisco Márquez.' Maria Delgado, BFI Sight and Sound Magazine, Film of the Month.

'Chilling ghost story with a social conscience...A smart piece of work.' ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian