Smokers Only 1.0 stars

The going-nowhere relationship of a suicidal girl rocker and a roller-blading male street hustler. Gritty, grainy, youthy, "edgy" Argentinian film, featuring a lot of herky-jerky slow-motion and other optical tricks, a smolderingly attractive leading lady (Cecilia Bengolea), and a chillingly narcissistic leading man (Leonardo Brezicki). Tongue and coloring aside, the action might just as well have taken place in Boston, Berlin, or Bangkok as in Buenos Aires. That could be a way of saying it's universal, but it would be truer to say undistinctive. Directed by Veronica Chen. 2002.

Duncan Shepherd

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