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The Boss, Anatomy of a Crime (2014)

El patrón, radiografía de un crimen (original title)
With dreams of a better life, a humble but illiterate labourer and his wife leave their poor village in Santiago to move to Buenos Aires. However, a sinister boss' promise of a bright future will come at a high price.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillermo Pfening ... Marcelo Di Giovanni
Andrea Garrote Andrea Garrote ... Nora (Secretaria del Juzgado)
Joaquín Furriel ... Hermogenes Saldivar
Gabriel Fernandez Gabriel Fernandez ... Fiscal
Daniel Rodolfo Sanillo Daniel Rodolfo Sanillo ... Butcher
Germán de Silva ... Armando
Laura Natalia Lebendisky Laura Natalia Lebendisky ... Tatiana
Ema Haydee Fernández Lima Ema Haydee Fernández Lima ... Client 1
Luis Ziembrowski Luis Ziembrowski ... Latuada
Odón Morán López Odón Morán López ... Paraguayan
Mariana Gentile Mariana Gentile ... Client 2
Victoria Raposo Victoria Raposo ... Clara
Joaquina García de Quiros Joaquina García de Quiros ... Joaquina
Mónica Lairana Mónica Lairana ... Gladys
Delia Spinola Delia Spinola ... Client 3


A humble peon finds a job in a big city butcher's shop. His boss, a sinister character, introduces him to the meat business while subjecting him, by means of pressure and extortion, to slavery. The boss's overwhelming cruelty will inevitably lead to tragedy. Based on real facts. Written by Anonymous

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26 February 2015 (Argentina) See more »

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El patrón. Radiografía de un crimen See more »


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Based on a true story. The real Hermogenes was sentenced to two years in prison for homicide under the heat of passion. The fulfilment of the sentence was left in suspense and he recovered his freedom. See more »


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Words and Music by Lucas Kohan
Voice by Daniel Figueroa
Guitars and Arrangement by Lucas Kohan
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Harrowing social realism from Argentina
13 April 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A watchable slice of social realism for Argentina. THE BOSS, ANATOMY OF A CRIME tells the story of a lowly butcher's apprentice and the ways in which his boss goes out of his way to make his life hell. It's a dark tale of bullying and despair, based on a true story, and one which strives for the realistic at all times over the dramatic or embellished.

The director has some fun with the chronology of his movie, presenting events in flashback format while modern legal scenes explore the aftermath of the titular crime. The low-key acting is of a high standard and the production values for what is clearly a low budget tale are exemplary. Fans of this genre will enjoy it.

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