In 2000 we all learned the name of the new Argentine director, Marcelo Pinheiro. He already had three more movies to his credit, but with burnt silver He became one of those directors who entered Spain through the big door. So he won the Goya for Best Spanish Language Film. The following decade was confirmation for Pinheiro with a beautiful and difficult film about the Argentine dictatorship, Kamchatka, and his entry through the great door of the Spanish cinema with a quote methodJordi Galceran’s play.
He was also in Spain where he directed what was his last work so far, Ismael. Drama with Mario Casas and Belen Rueda It was a box office fiasco. Since then we haven’t heard from Marcelo Pinheiro… until now, when he’s back in style with him The kingdom, the most ambitious Argentine series produced by the Argentine platform in Argentina, a dark and addictive thriller with a very strong political charge that makes it more than a great proposition.
is the creator with Claudia PinheiroOne of the most addictive series Netflix this summer. An eight-episode series filled with suspense, twists, murders, corruption, and betrayals where nothing is what it seems. It has all the essential elements of a good thrill, providing just the right information for the viewer, who discovers each new revelation at the right time, always wanting more and more.
But the best The kingdom It’s his ability to weave a powerful thriller, with all the keys to captivating millions of viewers, with a political reading not just of Argentina, but of today’s world. Conspiracy The kingdom It all starts when a candidate for president of Argentina is about to give his campaign closing speech. That is why he will be accompanied by his running mate for vice president, a very conservative evangelical pastor who believes that Christ is more important than anything else. A relationship he is not convinced by the radical views of the religious, but according to his strategy makes it strong in the opinion polls. The vice president would just be a character facing the show, not to lose out on the more conservative and reactionary right-wing vote.
The attack in the event ends the life of the candidate, and the pastor becomes the most reasonable heir. He will no longer be a testimony figure, but rather the leader of the Conservative Party at the election. There, many conspiracies were revealed in connection with who killed the leader, but also the reasons and how this affected the political campaign in today’s world.
Pinheiro is very clear about what he wants to say through this thriller, and it has a lot to do with downplaying politics, at the moment when “fake news” has the same value – or even more – than the truth, as described by character Joaquin Forel K Evan Redondo From the imagination responsible for destroying any competitor with lies.
The rise of the far right, the dizzying characterization of politics and the legalization of hate speech. The importance of religion and its political use…everything in a series removed since its inception with a legendary quote from Gramsci: “The old world dies. The new takes time to appear. And in this chiaroscuro the monsters appear.” The most recognizable monsters that can be called by names and nicknames in any country today.
Sometimes The kingdom It’s under curb, some scenes are taken excessively and fall somewhere between the absurd and the passive, but it’s clearly a coercive tone to show the delirium of this religious community with plenty to hide. an effort Diego Peretti Do not fall into the excess of this scammer, like the superior Mercedes Moran Like that Lady Macbeth with more power than she appears. A staff that shows the solidity of Argentine translators, who are able to lend credibility to any line of dialogue, and with a Chino Darin He always gives charisma. More than a great series, stream, with rhythm, this is the best summer catch for a dry season of strong stories.
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