“Treat people the way they should be treated.” Worthy sentiment is turned ambiguous in Jorge Riquelme Serrano’s unsettling class conflict drama. As a member of the jet-setting bourgeoisie and somebody who comes across as a total snob, Paulina (Paulina Urrutia) thinks everybody should know their place. For Paula (Paula Zúñiga), Paulina’s lover, it means aspiration and equality. For their unexpected guest, Gastón (Gastón Salgado), the comment is reversed engineered class-based angst with a psychopathic edge: take from those who use the working class and discard them once you’re done.
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Martyn Conterio | @Cinemartyn