Rojo, the most recent film by Argentine director Benjamín Naishtat (after the Cinema Tropical Award nominated History of Fear and El Movimiento) pairs two of South America's most renowned actors, Chilean Alfredo Castro (Post Mortem, From Afar, Neruda) and Darío Grandinetti (Talk to Her, Wild Tales, Julieta) in a noirish retro drama-thriller set in Argentina durin the military dictatorship.
A co-production between Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France and Switzerland, the film will have its world premiere at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, and will also participate in the main competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival at the end of September.
The hypnotic drama follows a successful lawyer whose picture-perfect life begins to unravel when a private detective comes to his seemingly quiet small town and starts asking questions. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences.