4º – The Sword of Doom (Kihachi Okamoto, 1966) – Ryunosuke TsukueA samurai begins a destructive journey after engaging in the death of a rival. Exploring the life of a sociopath, ‘The Sword of Doom’ shows all the degenerative processes that man submits, working to ruin the life of anyone who crosses his path. True masterpiece of Japanese cinema.
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3º – Naked (Mike Leigh, 1993) – JohnnyInserting himself into the life of Johnny, a thirty-year-old man with no glimmer of satisfaction in his life, ‘Naked’ is going to dismantle some fragments of his character’s life and his destructive influence on the lives of the people he has contact. Moral concepts are subjugated by the character, his life has no weight and other people appear simply as a burden or an object of pleasure to him. One of the best films in Mike Leigh’s career.
2º – Filth (Jon S. Baird, 2013) – BruceA corrupt and amoral officer tries, in every way, to get a promotion in his work. ‘Filth’ will spend its 97 minutes in length debunking numerous fragments of the character’s life, his inability to nurture good conduct in his routine and his gradual psychological degeneration.
1º – Tony Manero (Pablo Larraín, 2008) – Raúl PeraltaAllocated in Chile’s dictatorial regime of the twentieth century, the work will explore the life of Raul Peralta, a middle-aged man, showing his obsession with the character of John Travolta in the movie ‘Saturday Night Fever’. Guided solely by his instinctual instincts, man does not measure his efforts in pursuit of his goals, completely neglecting laws and moral rules.
Credits: Cinefilia Incandescente