Pablo Trapero and the Politics of Violence (World Cinema) (Hardcover)

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By Douglas Mulliken, Julian Ross (Editor), Lúcia Nagib (Editor)
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This innovative study finds that, through his unique representation of violence, Argentine director Pablo Trapero has established himself as one of the 21st century's distinctly political filmmakers. By examining the broad concept of violence and how it is represented on-screen, Douglas Mulliken identifies and analyzes the ways in which Trapero utilizes violence, particularly Zizek's concept of objective violence, as a means through which to mediate the political

Through a focus on several previously under-studied elements of Trapero's films, Mulliken highlights the ways in which the director's work represents present-day concerns about social inequalities and injustice in neoliberal Argentina on-screen. Finally, he examines how Trapero combines aspects of Argentina's long tradition of political film with elements of Nuevo Cine Argentino to create a unique political voice.

About the Author

Douglas Mulliken received his PhD from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Glasgow, UK. He holds master's degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Cape Town. In addition to his work on Argentina, he has published on Mozambican cinema.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350163386
ISBN-10: 1350163384
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: March 10th, 2022
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: World Cinema