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The Substitute

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Lucio, a prestigious university professor, takes the position of substitute teacher at a high school in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, where he grew up. Through tales, novels and poetry, he tries to distract his class from the harsh reality of their everyday lives. But soon, he must step out of his professional duties when Dilan, one of his students, is threatened by a local drug kingpin.

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What we think

This is the sort of film that is both underwritten and overwritten at once.
★★☆☆☆ | Read in full: The Substitute film review Fedor Tot We Love Cinema

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A rather tiring school day.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
Intriguing, but would work better if the viewer was slightly less confused than Lucio.
Saskia Lloyd Gaiger Little White Lies

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20 Jan 2023