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      Adults in the Room

      2019 2h 4m Biography Drama List
      50% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 82% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings The story of the tactics at work during the plan to financially rescue Greece in 2015. Read More Read Less

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      Jordan Mintzer Hollywood Reporter The film can be a gripping piece of infotainment, even if it runs long at 124 minutes. Sep 1, 2019 Full Review Jessica Kiang Variety The film is worthily intended, meticulously researched and very dull. Sep 1, 2019 Full Review Erick Estrada Cinegarage With a touch of realism and a stupendous tempo that makes us feel we're watching a thriller. [Full review in Spanish] Jun 9, 2022 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia Its abundance of exposure and unnecessary manichaeism bores me until I no longer care about its economics and politics class. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 5/10 Jan 31, 2021 Full Review Antonio Trashorras Fotogramas Skillful, accurate, and above all entertaining. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Nov 11, 2019 Full Review Juan Luis Caviaro Espinof For what it denounces, it is possible to say that 'Adults in the Room' is one of the most interesting films now playing. It highlights the solid performance of Christos Loulis. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Oct 28, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member La odisea de un moderno Ulises / The odyssey of a modern Ulysses (Español / English) Sumario Una imprescindible y apasionante película del maestro del cine político Costa-Gavras sobre las duras negociaciones del ministro de finanzas griego Varoufakis por la deuda de su país con los organismos económicos europeos luego de la victoria de la coalición de izquierda Syriza en Grecia en 2015. Como dice Costa-Gavras en la presentación en castellano de su película para el festival Entre-Nous, se trata de un tema sumamente familiar para la Argentina, cuyos gobiernos de centroizquierda sistemáticamente heredan deudas contraídas y ajustes realizados por gobiernos de derecha neoliberales siguiendo los dictados del FMI y en países que ni siquiera forman parte de la Zona Euro. Reseña: En 2015 accede al poder en Grecia una amplia coalición de izquierda llamada Syriza, cuyo líder, Alexis Tsipras asumió como Primer Ministro. Éste designó inmediatamente como Ministro de Finanzas al diputado Yanis Varoufakis. La película retrata las duras negociaciones del ministro con varias entidades políticas y económicas europeas sobre la deuda heredada del gobierno anterior, en el marco de una severa crisis económica. Hablar del cine de Costa-Gavras es hablar de un maestro del cine macro y micro político con mayúsculas: Missing, Z, Estado de sitio, Music Box, Traicionados. La película (basada en el libro de Varoufakis Adults in the room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment) relata todos los pormenores de las reuniones de Varoufakis con ministros, bonistas y sobre todo con funcionarios del Eurogrupo, un órgano informal que reúne a los ministros de Economía y Finanzas de los países de la Zona Euro, al presidente del Banco Central Europeo y, a veces, a funcionarios del FMI (sí, aparece la mismísima Christine Lagarde como personaje). El gobierno de Tsipras (como suele suceder), se hallaba arrinconado por las promesas de su propia plataforma electoral y la posición del ala izquierda de su coalición sobre la deuda contraída con los bancos europeos, por la crisis heredada resultado del ajuste aplicado por el gobierno anterior en conjunto con la Troika europea y las intransigentes demandas de adhesión del Eurogrupo al llamado MoU, un memorándum que comprometería a Grecia a continuar con el ajuste y la liquidación de sus activos para pagar la deuda. El título alude a las diferencias entre lo que se conversa "a puertas cerradas" y lo que se dice público. La película es una verdadera lección acerca de los resultados de los ajustes económicos y las crisis de la deuda, las demandas de los acreedores, las "recetas" que éstos proponen (con su supuesta apoliticidad tecnocrática), la soberbia con la que los funcionarios europeos monitorean su aplicación y la aspereza de las negociaciones en el marco del polémico Eurogrupo, libres de cualquier formalidad diplomática, en una Europa dominada por la intransigencia de Alemania, principal financista de la Zona Euro. Nos habla de la imposición de ciertas políticas económicas más allá de las decisiones de los pueblos y como mensaje aleccionador y disciplinador, del desprecio por los miembros débiles del Eurozona, de las asimetrías de sus miembros, y de la demonización de las izquierdas y su mirada "política" de la economía. En este sentido, un funcionario del Eurogrupo pregunta a Varoufakis: "¿Pero cómo puedes hacer que la gente común decida sobre cuestiones económicas tan complejas? ¿conoce realmente la gente sus intereses?" Varoufakis (interpretado por un notable Christos Loulis) era un ministro carismático, muy formado aunque con poca experiencia política, de fluida relación con los medios, y se movía con firmeza por un estrecho desfiladero para plantear su posición y su propuesta, ganar tiempo y evitar la insolvencia. El director aborda con pulso de thriller y cierta cómica ironía a la que alude el título en inglés Adults in the Room (adecuadamente acompañados por la música de Alexander Desplat) las negociaciones y entretelones y sin abrumar al espectador con nombres y siglas, logrando un relato apasionante sobre un tema que en otras manos podría resultar árido o panfletario. Tampoco nos distrae con innecesarios apuntes domésticos para "humanizar" al protagonista, como habría hecho una película estadounidense. Y como dice Costa-Gavras en la presentación en castellano de su película para el festival de cine Entre-Nous, trata sobre un tema sumamente familiar para las democracias latinoamericanas, cuyos gobiernos progresistas sistemáticamente heredan deudas contraídas y ajustes realizados por gobiernos de derecha siguiendo los dictados del FMI y en países que ni siquiera forman parte de la Zona Euro. The odyssey (Spanish / English) Summary An essential and exciting film by the master of political cinema Costa-Gavras about the tough negotiations of the Greek finance minister Varoufakis over his country's debt with the European economic organizations after the victory of the left-wing Syriza coalition in Greece in 2015. As Costa-Gavras says in the presentation in Spanish of his film for the Entre-Nous festival, it is an extremely familiar theme for Argentina, whose center-left governments systematically inherit debts contracted and adjustments made by right-wing governments following the dictates of the IMF and in countries that are not even part of the Euro Zone. Review: In 2015 a broad left coalition called Syriza came to power in Greece, whose leader Alexis Tsipras became Prime Minister. He immediately appointed Deputy Yanis Varoufakis as Minister of Finance. The film portrays the minister's tough negotiations with various European political and economic entities over the debt inherited from the previous government, in the context of a severe economic crisis. To speak of the cinema of Costa-Gavras is to speak of a master of macro and micro political cinema with capital letters: Missing, Z, State of siege, Music Box, Betrayed. The film (based on the book by Varoufakis Adults in the room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment) recounts all the details of Varoufakis's meetings with ministers, bondholders and especially with officials of the Eurogroup, an informal organism that brings together ministers of Economy and Finance of the countries of the Euro Zone, the president of the European Central Bank and, sometimes, IMF officials (yes, Christine Lagarde herself appears as a character). The Tsipras government (as often happens), was cornered by the promises of its own electoral platform and the position of the left wing of its coalition on the debt contracted with European banks, due to the inherited crisis resulting from the adjustment applied by the government. above in conjunction with the European Troika and the intransigent demands of the Eurogroup to join the so-called MoU, a memorandum that would commit Greece to continue with the adjustment and liquidation of its assets to pay the debt. The title refers to the differences between what is discussed "behind closed doors" and what is said public. The film is a true lesson about the results of economic adjustments and debt crises, the demands of creditors, the "recipes" they propose (with their supposed technocratic apoliticality), the arrogance with which European officials they monitor its application and the harshness of the negotiations in the framework of the controversial Eurogroup, free of any diplomatic formality, in a Europe dominated by the intransigence of Germany, the main financier of the Euro Zone. He speaks of the imposition of certain economic policies beyond the decisions of the peoples and as a sobering and disciplining message, of the contempt for the weak members of the Eurozone, of the asymmetries of its members, and of the demonization of the left and its gaze "Politics" of the economy. In this regard, an official of the Eurogroup asks Varoufakis: "But how can you make ordinary people decide on such complex economic issues? Do people really know your interests? " Varoufakis (played by a notable Christos Loulis) was a charismatic minister, highly educated but with little political experience, fluid relationship with the media, and he moved firmly through a narrow gorge to raise his position and his proposal, buy time and avoid insolvency. The director addresses with thriller pulse and a certain comic irony alluded to by the English title Adults in the Room (adequately accompanied by the music of Alexander Desplat) the negotiations and interludes and without overwhelming the viewer with names and acronyms, achieving a story passionate about a subject that in other hands could be arid or pamphleteering. He also does not distract us with unnecessary domestic notes to "humanize" the protagonist, as an American film would have done. And as Costa-Gavras says in the presentation in Spanish of his film for the Entre-Nous film festival, it deals with a subject extremely familiar to Latin American democracies, whose progressive governments systematically inherit contracted debts and adjustments made by right-wing governments following the dictates of the IMF and in countries that are not even part of the Euro Zone. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The story of the tactics at work during the plan to financially rescue Greece in 2015.
      Director
      Costa-Gavras
      Producer
      Michèle Ray-Gavras, Alexandre Gavras
      Screenwriter
      Costa-Gavras, Yanis Varoufakis
      Production Co
      France 2 Cinema, K.G. Productions, Elle Driver, Wild Bunch, Odeon Entertainment
      Genre
      Biography, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      2h 4m
      Aspect Ratio
      CinemaScope (2,35:1)