THE FINGER
EL DEDO
2011, 93 min, Argentina, Dir: Sergio Teubal

Devilish would-be politician Don Hidalgo's (Gabriel Goity) ambitions of being voted in as the local councilor are temporarily thwarted when his town's 501 occupants (the necessary minimum for an election) are reduced to 500 after the murder of Hidalgo's political opponent, Baldomero. Hidalgo persuades Baldomero's brother not to sign the death certificate so that the election may proceed. When Baldomero’s amputated finger takes on a life of its own, fantastically pointing at things from inside its jar of formaldehyde and ultimately running opposite Hidalgo in the impending race for councilor, filmmaker Sergio Teubal's hilarious satire proves its capacity for both belly laughs and observant political barbs. Official selection of the 2011 Guadalajara International Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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