The Blonde One 2019
Un rubio (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 48min | Drama, Romance | 29 August 2019 (Germany)
In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Gabriel has just moved in with his colleague, Juan. Shy and reserved, Gabo is reluctant to follow Juan’s wandering hands and meaningful looks. With a revolving door of beauties streaming out of Juan’s bedroom, his machismo seems firmly in place. However, the attraction between the two men is undeniable. What starts out as a sexual relationship based on convenience of location, soon develops into the engrossing evolution of a tender and intimate relationship, which is as sweet as it is heartbreaking.
Gastxc3xb3n Re and Alfonso Barxc3xb3n bring two superbly nuanced performances to this story of clandestine gay love in a Buenos Aires suburb. There is loads of nudity and little left to the imagination but it isn’t prurient; it is an evolving love story that addresses a variety of issues: yearning, anger, aspiration, hope, desire – you name it. The direction is intentionally, and creatively, slow – the camera lingers on the faces (and the bodies) but doesn’t leave you itching for the fast-forward button. There is, perhaps, a surfeit of sofa soul-searching on occasion but that is easily forgiven in the overall context of the drama.
Director: Marco Berger
Writer: Marco Berger
Stars: Gaston Re, Alfonso Barxc3xb3n, Malena Irusta
Release Date: 29 August 2019 (Germany)
Also Known As: The Blonde One
Filming Locations: Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina