The Aerial (La Antena)
The Aerial (La Antena) (2007)

Writer/director Esteban Sapir offers a cautionary tale of media control in this highly stylized thriller that draws on film noir and German Expressionism to tell the tale of a society that has literally lost its ability to speak after… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

The characterisation is perhaps necessarily formulaic, but that doesn't make these paper-thin figures any more likeable, and despite its undoubted beauty the film eventually becomes something of a chore.

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

This wonderfully original little film is filled with tacit menace and ominous symbolism; it's a work of curious and unsettling beauty.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

This left-field, futuristic film is a tad too indulgent to be a true homage to the silent movie.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

A hauntingly beautiful work: inventive, elegiac, gently surreal.

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Holly Grigg-Spall
Film4

A stylishly inventive play on silent-era movies that presses political buttons.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Reflexive, allegorical and poetic, La Antena (The Aerial) is a dizzyingly dense piece of cinema, thriving on paradox, and always matching its medium to its message.

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Robert Hanks
Independent

The Tim Burtonish retro design and the blatant references to silent masterworks don't amount to a style; and even if they did, wouldn't make up for the kitsch story.

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Empire Magazine

In a word: Unmissable

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

otan apofasizei na soy eksigisei to oneiro toy poiiti, esy pithanotata tha 'heis arhisei na blepeis to diko soy

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Carlos Magalhães
A meaningless project of pure indulgence, making numerous gratuitous references to silent classics just for the sake of doing so. It is certainly not an homage… More
Emily B.
Another great film to come out of Argentina recently. La Antena draws it's influence from silent cinema, especially Fritz Lang, and especially Metropolis… More