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also known as La Mirada Invisible

The Invisible Eye2010

  • 3.7
Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s military regime of the 1980s, Diego Lerman’s engrossing and beautifully acted exploration of the totalitarian urge opens with a portrait of María Teresa, a lonely and deeply repressed assistant teacher at an elite Buenos Aires private school. Obedient and willing, she accepts unquestioningly the school’s rigid code of conduct and proud identification with the nation state. But her head professor’s words about the “cancer of subversion” and need for total surveillance soon feed an unhealthy obsession with one of her students, leading to an ensuing spiral of degradation and breakdown in discipline that parallels a popular rebellion beyond the school’s ivy-covered walls.

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Very good movie set in Argentina following a teacher with a crush on one of her students. Meanwhile, her boss is chasing her for sex. It all comes towards boiling point at the end. Really good setting, nice slow, clam pace to the movie. Controversial by many people's standards, but daring and enthralling nevertheless. Definitely well worth watching.

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Very good movie set in Argentina following a teacher with a crush on one of her students. Meanwhile, her boss is chasing her for sex. It all comes towards boiling point at the end. Really good setting, nice slow, clam pace to the movie. Controversial by many people's standards, but daring and enthralling nevertheless. Definitely well worth watching.

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A controlled tension building up to an show of the evilness of power. Great acting. Black and white was so effective, as was the setting- the echoing halls of the school contributed so well to the foreboding atmosphere. Great flick.

Reminded me to a degree of Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher. Julieta Zylberberg gives a mesmerizing performance as the teacher obsessed with a student. Beautifully photographed with some genuinely disturbing moments.