The Hidden Tiger

A jet-black comedy about one man's search for peace in a world seized by chaos, "The Hidden Tiger" takes an absurdist Coen Bros. approach to midlife crisis but pushes too hard to be the probing satire it aspires to. Fests could program this to leaven more somber regional fare, though it will remain hidden from most international distribs.

With:
With: Alejandro Awada, Mausi Martinez, Natalia Kim, Pedro Segni, Luis Ziembrowski.

A jet-black comedy about one man’s search for peace in a world seized by chaos, “The Hidden Tiger” takes an absurdist Coen Bros. approach to midlife crisis but pushes too hard to be the probing satire it aspires to. Fests could program this to leaven more somber regional fare, though it will remain hidden from most international distribs.

Hovering around 50, dyspeptic Bernardo (Alejandro Awada) can’t impregnate loving but ditzy wife Diana (Mausi Martinez) and feels life spinning out of control. Apprehensive over the mysterious presence of sinister Guerrero (Pedro Segni) and with housekeeper Nancy (Natalia Kim) in tow, the troubled couple head off on holiday down the Tigre River. A series of events of escalating outrageousness ensues, culminating in the lashing of Diana to the pilings of the riverside house as he engages in athletic sex with Nancy. Not as cumulatively wild as it sounds, forced self-consciousness typified by Awada’s cockeyed looks of consternation keeps auds at arm’s length. Tech credits are pro. Logo of a prominent fast food chain in the credits suggests the amusingly blunt jabs at them were sanctioned. Co-scripter Guillermo Saccomanno is a prominent novelist.

The Hidden Tiger

Argentina

Production: A Buena Vista International release (in Argentina) of a Kaos presentation of a Patagonik Film Group, Kaos production. Produced by Luis Barone. Directed by Luis Barone. Screenplay, Guillermo Saccomanno, Liliana Esclair, Barone.

Crew: Camera (color), Rodrigo Pulpeiro; editor, Barone; music, Nicolas Posse; art director, Martin Oesterheld; costume designers, Adriana Lopardo, Ulises Conti; sound (Dolby Digital), Sebastian Gonzalez, Lucia Iglesias. Reviewed at Montreal World Film Festival (Focus on World Cinema), Sept. 1, 2005. Running time: 95 MIN.

With: With: Alejandro Awada, Mausi Martinez, Natalia Kim, Pedro Segni, Luis Ziembrowski.

More Film

  • Matt Damon Boston Marathon documentary

    Matt Damon-Christian Bale's Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Set for Summer 2019

    A jet-black comedy about one man’s search for peace in a world seized by chaos, “The Hidden Tiger” takes an absurdist Coen Bros. approach to midlife crisis but pushes too hard to be the probing satire it aspires to. Fests could program this to leaven more somber regional fare, though it will remain hidden from […]

  • Shia LaBeouf Toronto Film Festival

    Film News Roundup: Shia LaBeouf to Star in David Ayer's Thriller 'Tax Collector'

    A jet-black comedy about one man’s search for peace in a world seized by chaos, “The Hidden Tiger” takes an absurdist Coen Bros. approach to midlife crisis but pushes too hard to be the probing satire it aspires to. Fests could program this to leaven more somber regional fare, though it will remain hidden from […]

  • Benicio Del Toro Sicario 2

    'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    A jet-black comedy about one man’s search for peace in a world seized by chaos, “The Hidden Tiger” takes an absurdist Coen Bros. approach to midlife crisis but pushes too hard to be the probing satire it aspires to. Fests could program this to leaven more somber regional fare, though it will remain hidden from […]

  • Silk movie

    Spider-Man's 'Silk,' a Korean-American Superhero, Gets Her Own Movie

    A jet-black comedy about one man’s search for peace in a world seized by chaos, “The Hidden Tiger” takes an absurdist Coen Bros. approach to midlife crisis but pushes too hard to be the probing satire it aspires to. Fests could program this to leaven more somber regional fare, though it will remain hidden from […]

  • Jason Blum Talks 'Get Out 2,'

    Jason Blum on 'Get Out 2' and Why He Couldn't Have Made 'A Quiet Place'

    A jet-black comedy about one man’s search for peace in a world seized by chaos, “The Hidden Tiger” takes an absurdist Coen Bros. approach to midlife crisis but pushes too hard to be the probing satire it aspires to. Fests could program this to leaven more somber regional fare, though it will remain hidden from […]

  • NewportFILM Unveils Summer Slate

    NewportFILM Unveils Summer Slate

    A jet-black comedy about one man’s search for peace in a world seized by chaos, “The Hidden Tiger” takes an absurdist Coen Bros. approach to midlife crisis but pushes too hard to be the probing satire it aspires to. Fests could program this to leaven more somber regional fare, though it will remain hidden from […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content