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The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Journalist killed for exposing corruption; violence.

Movie NR 2022 106 minutes
The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar

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This documentary is unlikely to interest most teens. At 106 minutes, The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar feels like a comprehensive and well-informed assembly of facts and relevant parties regarding this tale of real-life corruption in a country with a repressive and violent political past. (That history is well told in the film The Official Story.) In principle, teens may become better citizens from watching documentaries about the conflicts in foreign lands, but the execution of the film may not entrance young viewers. In its adherence to stodgy and predictable documentary reliables -- talking heads and less than pertinent visuals -- the true drama and import of this story feel diluted. Worse yet, once the corruption and conspiracy are made plain, there isn't much to keep an audience that isn't already steeped in Argentine politics rapt. In the end, this piece seems both important and dull at the same time.

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