Everybody does indeed have a plan in Ana Piterbarg’s ponderous Argentine noir – problem is, they’re all terrible.
Depressed doctor Viggo Mortensen (again undercutting his Aragon image, and here speaking immaculate Spanish) fakes his own death, leaves his wife and replaces his twin brother (also Mortensen) in the brutal backwaters of the Tigre Delta, but he’s really walking into another trap.
Despite a brooding rural setting that brings to mind
and impressive performances, this lacks the verve of recent South American stunners
The Secret In Their Eyes
; the characters’ motives remaining as murky as the muddy river.