Los decentes

Los decentes (A decent woman in the english version) is a satire film directed by Lukas Valente Rinner, in which housemaid Belen (Iride Mockert), working in an exclusive gated community in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, embarks on a journey of sexual and mental liberation in a nudist swinger-club boarding the high security walls. Based on a true story about the residents of a monied, manicured Argentinian gated enclave and their efforts to have the nudist club next door closed down, the film is buoyed up by two things in particular: the director’s control of deadpan, ironic atmosphere via a slow crescendo of carefully framed and designed shots, and the central performance of actress and dancer Iride Mockert in the physically demanding role of Belen, whose clumsy, jerky, tilted-forward walk suggests repressed demons.

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