El Asaltante (The Mugger)
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El Asaltante (The Mugger)
Clocking in at only 70 minutes, Argentine director Pablo Fendrik's unsparingly tense drama El Asaltante (AKA The Assailant, 2007) observes - in real-time - the various conflicting emotions undergone by a perpetrator before he commits a serious and potentially lethal act of aggression. After premeditating the event in his mind for ages, the titular assailant opts to move forward, step by step, and experiences a co-mingling of fear, apprehension, rage, and an overriding loss of hope that will ultimately drive him to commit the most desperate act of his life. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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"Ramos, like a shark, must keep moving. He's a perfectly nice guy driven to commit perfectly criminal acts."
‑ Chris Chang, Film Comment Magazine
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