Martin Scorsese Presents: Una Semana Solos

A group of children, age 7 through 14, are left home alone at a house in a secluded community in the countryside. Their innocence is gradually corrupted as they experiment with rule-breaking, ultimately leading to house break-ins around the neighborhood. The arrival of the maids son, a teenager of lesser privilege, exposes prejudice and ferocity climaxing with crimes that force ...more

A group of children, age 7 through 14, are left home alone at a house in a secluded community in the countryside. Their innocence is gradually corrupted as they experiment with rule-breaking, ultimately leading to house break-ins around the neighborhood. The arrival of the maids son, a teenager of lesser privilege, exposes prejudice and ferocity climaxing with crimes that force the children to re-examine their actions. This powerful, critically acclaimed film, a film Martin Scorsese calls "Great work with a true sense for character and place" looks at adolescence leaving no one untouched, and the children involved, changed forever.

Movie Details

  • Director(s) Celina Murga
  • Starring Magdalena Capobianco, Lucas Del Bo, Eleonora Capobianco Ignacio Gimenez, Gaston Luparo & introducing Natalia Gomez Alarcon
  • Language(s) Spanish
  • Released January 01, 2008
  • Genre
  • Run Time 110 minutes
  • Rating NR

BIGSTAR Review

When the name Martin Scorcese comes up my movie fanatic mind and heart does literal backflips and I am always rewarded with a thought provoking, brilliant film, as we all are from this great master of cinema. I know then that it will come as little surprise when I share that "Una Semana Solos" was nominated for five awards and won four, including; Special Mention and Best Director. Movies from other countries always intrigue me as they are a means of almost "visiting" a place and a culture that I may not otherwise be able to (for reasons such as money, job, and the like)travel to. This moving piece out of Argentina is a slow paced depiction of a group of young adolescents who live the privileged life in their country. While their parents are away, these young adults play, hang out and get into all sorts of troubles together, under the supervision of their housekeeper. The community they reside in is gated and even has its own school, which they continue to attend while their parents are away. When teenagers are left to their own devices, looking inside their world is always an interesting dive into the depths of youth. I appreciate the slow paced unraveling of the story in "Una Semana Solos" only because, as some may find it painstaking, I found it to be natural and completely realistic. There are awkward teenage moments, true adolescent fears, and first love encounters that are all celebrated in this coming of age tale. "Una Semana Solos" is TRULY a must-watch, tonight!

- Romy

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