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Crime and punishment

Film: From Tuesday To Tuesday, Storyline: John has a passion for bodybuilding. He dreams of leaving the factory and setting up a gym. But his economic reality won’t allow it.

hollywood Updated: Oct 22, 2012 18:18 IST

Film: From Tuesday To Tuesday
Director: Gustavo Fernadez Trivino
Storyline: John has a passion for bodybuilding. He dreams of leaving the factory and setting up a gym. But his economic reality won’t allow it. One night, John witnesses the rape of a girl he knows, but does nothing to stop it. Instead of reporting the crime, he resorts to blackmail. The film poses a dilemma between morality and doing whatever is necessary to achieve your dream.

Is it excusable to use a heinous crime against someone (rape, for instance) as a means to further your own ends? Gustavo Trivino’s Argentine feature deals with just that.

Juan Benitez lives a very humdrum life. He sweats it out at the gym, works in a factory, earns a pittance and dreams of owning his own gym. One day, he witnesses the rape of an innocent girl, who he doesn’t attempt to help. Instead, he decides to use the situation to his own advantage. The monosyllabic protagonist isn’t exactly lovable, but he grows on you. You sympathise with him.

Shot beautifully, the film is is gripping and runs at a good pace. It’s humourous in parts and has the makings of a thriller. The film entertains while creating awareness about unreported rape incidents in Argentina and all over the world.

by Aadya Shah
Sophia College, Peddar Road