The Student (Mitre) (2011) MIFF Film Review


Roque returns to university for a third time after dropping out twice. He is not interested in studying, instead enjoying the student life of partying and bedding women. And then he meets his politics tutor who is heavily involved in the politics of the school and the world, and he quickly becomes a key player in it all.

If I knew more about the politics of Argentina, or even more specifically, about how the university system worked, I would have found this far more interesting. Without this knowledge, it was still a strong film. It is about inter-relationships and betrayal, and the way things in politics really work. Can change be made within a corrupt system? Who can you trust, and what are you really trying to achieve? The Student says a lot about the nature of people and the world of politics, no matter where you are.

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