An original black comedy where death is taken for granted. In a social therapy for frustrated suicides the fate of a group of men and women will change drastically when the novel "The ...
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A group of four old friends conformed by a film director, a film writer, an actress and her husband share a big house in the country. Their coexistence is menaced by a young couple who ... See full summary »
Juan José Campanella
An original black comedy where death is taken for granted. In a social therapy for frustrated suicides the fate of a group of men and women will change drastically when the novel "The Suicide Club" by Robert Louis Stevenson falls into their hands. The task is to play cards: whoever wins has to die and whoever loses has to kill that person. Under these bizarre premises they discover that life may have a more sensible meaning than they had anticipated.
"The Suicide Club" is a feeble attempt by its creators to present a group of desperate people that only can think of suicide as a way out of the lives they lead. Roberto Santiago, its director, doesn't bring anything new to the genre. The result is a film that relies heavily on a silly plot that maybe to the writers appeared to be funny when they conceived it.
Laughter which is essential in comedies of this type, is sadly missing from it. One can't blame the performers because for them it meant probably a job. Highly recommended when insomnia strikes you. Guaranteed to put any serious viewer to sleep.
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