FILM ~ A twin, wanting to escape his own life, assumes the identity of his dead brother, but soon finds himself caught in the Buenos Aires underworld of his brother’s life.
Angelika Film Center18 West Houston Street in Greenwich Village
Fox International presents the U.S. theatrical run of the Argentine film EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN (TODOS TENEMOS UN PLAN), the debut feature film by Ana Piterbarg starring Viggo Mortensen (in his third Spanish language) and Soledad Villamil. A film noir shot in Argentina’s Tigre Delta –one of the world’s seven largest deltas– which tells the story of a man who, having reached middle age, decides to leave everything he had built in his life behind, and embark on a desperate and unconscious quest for a second chance. The film opens in New York City on Friday, March 22, followed by select cities.
EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN tells the story of Agustín (Mortensen in a tour-de-force performance), a man desperate to abandon what for him has become, after years of living in Buenos Aires, a very frustrating existence. After the death of his twin brother, Pedro (also played by Mortensen), Agustín decides to start a new life, adopting the identity of his brother and returning to the mysterious region of the Delta, in the Tigre, where they lived when they were boys. However, shortly after his return, Agustín will find himself unwillingly involved in the dangerous criminal world that was a part of his brother’s life.
The film takes place in the singular landscapes of the Delta, a maze of islands and rivers that, in a former time, was used as an amusement park for the elite of Buenos Aires, and where French and English style mansions can still be found bordering the canals, reminding us of the affluence this area enjoyed in the past. But not far from the swamps, there are darker and hidden corners, places in which outlaws live by their own unwritten rules and a code of silence. In these dangerous backwaters, that have always been used as a hiding place by criminals and the outcast, Agustin will struggle to survive, reinventing himself to leave the past behind.
Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and an official selection at the upcoming Cartagena, Guadalajara and Miami film festivals, EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN is a dazzling and gripping thriller about contradictions and the costs of freedom.
The Angelika Film Center is an art-house cinema in Greenwich Village.