The Student

The Student  {El estudiante}
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The Student
El estudiante
Argentina, 2011, 110 Minute Running Time
Topics: Drama, Latino, Political
Program: World Cinema
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

Roque is a handsome young Argentinian just arrived from the provinces to start his studies at the University of Buenos Aires. One of his many sexual conquests is Paola, a pretty but tough young adjunct professor who leads him into the thick of the school’s vibrant political life. Soon he meets Alberto, a retired politician who becomes his mentor; Roque quickly learns the ropes and uses his charisma to rise through the ranks and become a student leader and organizer, navigating idealism and betrayals, propelled by his driving ambition. With this feature-length debut, director Santiago Mitre (who co-wrote Pablo Trapero’s Lion’s Den and Carancho), establishes himself as an important voice in the New Argentine Cinema, capturing the passion and the complex web of personal drives and maneuvering that fuels campus political life. He deftly uses Roque’s story as a commentary on the wider realities of modern Argentinian society and politics. Rising star Esteban Lamothe is a revelation, living and breathing his lead role with understated confidence.

DIRECTOR: Santiago Mitre
Producer: Agustina Llambi Campbell, Santiago Mitre, Fernando Brom
Editor: Delfina Castagnino
Screenwriter: Santiago Mitre
Cinematographer: Gustavo Biazzi, Soledad Rodriguez, Federico Cantini, Alejo Maglio
Music: Los Natas
Principal Cast: Esteban Lamothe, Romina Paula, Ricardo Felix, Valeria Correa
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: La Unión de los Ríos -

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