El juego de Arcibel

Infobox Film
name = El juego de arcibel
writer = Daniel García Molt
Alberto Lecchi
starring = Darío Grandinetti
Juan Echanove
Juan Diego
Diego Torres
Vladimir Cruz
Rebecca Cobos
Alejandro Trejo
director = Alberto Lecchi
producer = Luis Sartor
music = Iván Wyszogrod
cinematography = Hugo Colace
editing = Alejandro Alem
Miguel Santamaría
distributor =
released = May 29 2003
runtime = 125 minutes
country = ARG
language = Spanish
budget =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0317772 |

"El juego de arcibel" (English: "Arcibel's Game"), is a 2003 Argentine film directed by Alberto Lecchi. [imdb title|id=0317772|title=El juego de arcibel]

The picture features Darío Grandinetti, Diego Torres, and others.

Tagline: "A game that challenged destiny."

Plot

1967 - in an imaginary Latin American country, ruled by the dictator General Abalorio, Arcibel Alegria (Darío Grandinetti), a journalist who writes articles about chess is taken to jail as political prisoner due to a mixed up schedule of the newspaper he works for. Arcibel, a non-political, rather solitary person, separated, and father of a two-year-old girl, will get to know a new reality he's never heard of, from inside the jail.

Arcibel spends his time learning and, luckily for him, playing chess with Palacios (Diego Torres) his cell neighbor. As time goes by, General Abalorio is elected president after democratic election and all political prisoners are set free except Arcibel who, due to a bureaucratic mess, will be confined to jail where the rest of the criminals are locked up.

The jail gets crowded with thieves and murderers. Pablo, his cellmate, hardly knows how to read or write and he definitely doesn't play chess. Despite Arcibel's efforts, Pablo doesn't learn a thing and therefore, Arcibel comes up with an idea. He invents a witty war game, of guerillas. In time Pablo becomes an expert. When he meets Rosalinda, Arcibel's daughter who is already in her twenties, he's touched. The day Pablo manages to beat Arcibel in the game, he runs away. Arcibel then has to undergo terrible punishments for keeping quiet about his cellmate's jailbreak. However, he holds out until time gives him another surprise. His game, Arcibel's game, is not a game any longer, it has become real, and the two leading players turn out to be no others than Pablo and his own daughter Rosalinda.

Footnotes

External links

* [http://www.eljuegodearcibel.com.ar Official Website] .


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