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The Student

OT: El estudiante

Santiago Mitre // Argentina, 2011
Fiction Feature // FF2022



Santiago Mitre’s debut feature is a clever political satire. Roque comes to Buenos Aires to begin studying and plunges into a life of partying and affairs – until one day he falls in love with Paula, an assistant lecturer. She brings him into contact with university politics: a new election for dean is pending. Roque, who has never been that interested in official university life, enjoys planning strategies. All the more so when he meets Alberto Acevedo, a member of the faculty. Acevedo teaches the young man the secrets of campaign and lobby work. And suddenly Roque sees himself as an aspiring student leader.


SANTIAGO MITRE (*1980 in Buenos Aires) studied film at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. His second film Paulina won the FIPRESCI-Prize in 2015 at Cannes. In 2017 came the Argentinian political thriller The Summit, which, like his debut Student (2011), had its German premiere at FILMFEST HAMBURG.



El estudiante

Fiction Feature





110 min

OV with German subtitles

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