- El juego de Arcibel
name = El juego de arcibel
Daniel García Molt Alberto Lecchi
Darío Grandinetti Juan Echanove Juan Diego Diego Torres Vladimir Cruz Rebecca Cobos Alejandro Trejo
Alejandro Alem Miguel Santamaría
May 29 2003
runtime = 125 minutes
country = ARG
language = Spanish
imdb_id = 0317772 |
The picture features
Darío Grandinetti, Diego Torres, and others.
Tagline: "A game that challenged destiny."
1967 - in an imaginary
Latin American country, ruled by the dictatorGeneral Abalorio, Arcibel Alegria (Darío Grandinetti), a journalist who writes articles about chess is taken to jail as political prisonerdue 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.
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