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Zahira, 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir.
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A sinister killer pursues a girl who represents the persistence of Andean religious practices. Waldo, the persistence policeman discovers and captures the criminal and, at the same time, resolves his inner conflicts. The child's mother rediscovers the importance of her Andean cultural roots, but in an irreversible fusion with modern life. Written by
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Other than Its Bizarre Title Misfire EXTIRPATOR Shows Us that in Peru Less Is More! Que Viva La PachaMama!
Culture Clash is one of my favorite cinema themes. EXTIRPATOR offers up an interesting dose, in addition to a host of other oddities of the Seventh Art! The Action unfolds in an unnamed Peruvian small town, where going into detail could be considered a Spoiler, so we'll just forego that! This film highlights a number of subtle, but quite real culture differences: Small town values and dynamic vs. those of the Big City/Capital; Modern 21st century values vs. those inherited from centuries old Inca society; Police discipline and mentality vs. those of ordinary civilian society; And even a kids take on reality vs. those of professional adults!
But leaving the entirety of the aforementioned aside, EXTIRPATOR at times is a bit of a genre-bender, serving up a number of totally unanticipated elements! This, I think, makes for overall unpredictability and a cinematic treat that just isn't easily labeled or pigeon-holed! Couple this with a frequent incorporation of the Natural, Picture Post Card Peruvian Countryside, frequent soothing, yet haunting, strains of traditional Andean melodies, consistently excellent editing and cinematography, a no-frills story which projects a gripping and interesting narrative!
Director Manuel Siles certainly styles his work with a pleasant and impacting signature spin, which I'm sure most viewers will enjoy!
Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!....
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