In Alejandro Landes’ award-winning drama, a group of adolescent soldiers reign over the lofty heights of an unnamed Latin American mountaintop wilderness. With names such as Wolf, Dog, Lady, Smurf, Bigfoot, Rambo, Swede, and Boom-Boom, this heavily armed rebel force spend their days completing training exercises, engaging in cult-like rituals and keeping watch over an American hostage. Order descends into chaos when a precious cow left in their care by drill captain Mensajero is inadvertently killed during a wild wedding celebration. With echoes of Lord of the Flies and Apocalypse Now, Monos is a dark fable of potent visuals and hypnotic power.
★★★★★ “Apocalypse Now on shrooms” — The Guardian
Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Uruguay