Born and Bred
Born and Bred (2006)

In Patagonia, a successful interior designer's life falls apart after he suffers a horrific accident.

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Nick Funnell
Time Out

An existential nightmare of grief, guilt and penance, with Guillermo Nieto's sublime photography of the frozen, otherworldly landscape a correlative to Santiago's suspended state.

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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

We search for something redeeming, which we finally receive but far too late.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Argentinian director Pablo Trapero's Born and Bred is a quiet but resonant mood piece.

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Robert Koehler

An emotionally stunning journey of a father's return to his senses after a horrible accident.

Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

The film is so beautifully shot and controlled that Patagonia becomes as much a character in the film as the middle-class Santiago and his working-class friends.

Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Scenery apart, the film is penitence at 24 frames per second.

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Maria M. Delgado
Sight and Sound

Not everyone will find Trapero's uncompromising storytelling and quiet camerawork to their liking, but once more with Born and Bred he demonstrates a masterful ability to unite the physical and the metaphorical, the social and the sensual.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

Like the brutal climate it portrays, the film isn't easy to love, and Pfening makes a less sympathetic soul in torment than Trapero perhaps intends.

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Peter Bradshaw

Trapero creates a cinematic eco-system that moment by moment, scene by subtle scene, completely enfolds you.

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