The lost brother, animality, utilitarian reason and politics as constructive pillars of film noir nowadays

Abstract:

The following article analyzes one of the most important Argentine audiovisual productions of 2017: the film The Lost Brother, by Adrián Caetano, a transposition of the novel Under this Terrible Sun, by Carlos Busqued. I will try to show how this film distinguishes itself from Caetano’s previous film noir productions (Red Bear, Bolivia, Tombers), presenting a world that can be easily linked to Deleuze's conception of the impulse-image, a world in which there is no place for the loyalty codes that characterize his previous films. I will also try to expand the thesis about the film and show that utilitarian reason and animality appear as constructing pillars of the film noir in the present.

Keywords
Film Noir; Caetano; Impulse-Image; The Lost Brother

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