Azor

Azor

Switzerland | 2021 | 100 min. | Andreas Fontana

November 26 - 28, 2021

Private banker Yvan arrives from Geneva with his wife Ines to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared in military-ruled Buenos Aires. Moving through the smoke-filled lounges and lush gardens of a society under intense surveillance, he finds himself untangling a sinister web of colonialism, high finance, and a nation's “Dirty War.”

Argentina, the late 1970s. Private banker Yvan (Fabrizio Rongione) arrives from Geneva with his wife Ines (Stéphanie Cléau) to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared in military-ruled Buenos Aires. Moving through the smoke-filled lounges and lush gardens of a society under intense surveillance, he finds himself untangling a sinister web of colonialism, high finance, and a nation's “Dirty War.” In his remarkably assured debut, Swiss director Andreas Fontana invites us into this seductive, moneyed world where political violence simmers just under the surface. Co-written by Argentinian filmmaker Mariano Llinás (La Flor), Azor is a riveting look at international intrigue worthy of John le Carré or Graham Greene.

  • Director: Andreas Fontana
  • Principal Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Stéphanie Cléau, Carmen Iriondo, Juan Trench, Ignacio Vila
  • Country: Switzerland, France, Argentina
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 100 min.
  • Producer: Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney
  • Screenplay: Andreas Fontana, Mariano Llinás
  • Cinematographers: Gabriel Sandru
  • Editors: Nicolas Demaison
  • Music: Paul Courlet
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: French, Spanish, English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: MUBI