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A man awaits in a boarding house, where he imagines and dreams about the arrival of his enemy, until the executioner wakes him up from his dream. Bielinsky draws from Borges in this adaptation of his homonymous short story. 

Focus & Homages / Fabián Bielinsky

Fabián Bielinsky’s adaptation of “The Wait,” one of Borges’ short stories compiled in The Aleph and Other Stories (1949), soon finds its system in some words from the first paragraph, which say that things are “arbitrary and casual and in any order, as those seen in dreams.” A man (Héctor Bidonde) whispers his enemy’s name and confines himself in a pension in order to wait for the moment in which he will have to kill or be killed. There’s no adventure more Borgean than that film noir atmosphere in which some predictable events will unfold in the darkness… of which world? The real one or that of dreams? Fabián Bielinsky captures the ambiguity of that potency, which is a poetics, and softly pushes its character to not knowing (as don’t we) the difference between sleeping and dying. JJB

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Other title/s: The Wait
Year: 1983
Format: DM
Color: Color
Minutes: 18


D: Fabián Bielinsky G: Carlos Macchi, Fabián Bielinsky 
F: Alberto Capelletti, Miguel Ángel Quirós Caballero 
E: Daniel Gómez P: Horacio Gómez, Graciela Astorga 
CP: CERC, Instituto Nacional de Cinematografía I: Héctor Bidonde, Guillermo Battaglia, Marta Serrano, Armando Capó, Susana M. García


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