6th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT
THE BOSS, ANATOMY OF A CRIME (ARGENTINA, VENEZUELA)
Based on a true story, The Boss, Anatomy of a Murder is a neo-realistic portrait of the inhumane work environment, and the power imbalances existing between worker and employer. The multiple award-winning film tells the unsettling story of Hermogenes, a humble illiterate farmhand who arrives in Buenos Aires in search of a job. Having been filled with self-deprecation and feelings of uselessness ever since he wa stamped "not apt" on his military papers because of his limp, Hermogenes doesn't expect much. So when Don Latuada puts him in charge of one of his butcher shops he is extremely grateful. In exchange, he forces him to disguise and sell rotten meat while subjecting him, by means of pressure and extortion to a modern-day slavery situation. The overwhelming manipulation and escalating cruel will inevitably lead to tragedy ...