Irish Film Institute -THE DELINQUENTS


Director: Rodrigo Moreno

180 mins, Argentina-Brazil-Chile, 2023, Digital, Subtitled

Moran (Daniel Elias), a disaffected Buenos Aires bank employee, steals several hundred thousand dollars and blackmails his colleague Ramon (Esteban Bigliardi) into hiding the money until he has served his prison sentence – no more than three and a half years, he anticipates – after which time they will split it, never having to work again. From this intriguing premise, Argentinian writer-director Rodrigo Moreno’s highly original and effortlessly engaging film proceeds to upend the conventions of the crime drama, charting a wayward and eccentric path, mapping the characters’ intertwined narratives as they separately become romantically involved with a pair of sisters, Norma (Margarita Molfino) and Morna (Cecilia Rainero). Morano’s digressive, elliptical approach allows him to expand the story in surprising and satisfying ways, more than justifying the generous running time. 

There will be Open Captioned screenings on Friday 22nd at 15.40 and Wednesday 27th at 19.40.

Notes by David O’Mahony

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