Set in 1982 during the last days of the military government, this moody drama follows a repressed assistant teacher at an elite Argentine private school who accepts unquestioningly the school’s rigid code of conduct and identification with the nation state. But the headmaster’s warning about the “cancer of subversion” and the need for total surveillance soon feed an obsession with one of her students, precipitating a spiral of degradation and disciplinary breakdown that parallels a popular rebellion beyond the school’s walls. 95 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
“Classy production values and a knockout lead.” —Variety