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(aka "Voley" )


directed by Martín Piroyansky
Argentina 2014


A light manchild-coming-of-age comedy with just enough raunch to keep it from being two cutesy, VOLEY introduces womanizing Nicolas (writer/director Martín Piroyansky, XXY) who has invited a quartet of friends – friend with benefit Pilar (Inés Efron, THE HEADLESS WOMAN), alpha male Nacho (Chino Darín), his obsessively organized girlfriend Manu (Violeta Urtizberea, SUNSTROKES), and sardonic lesbian Cata (Vera Spinetta) – to his grandfather's summer house for a New Year's celebration. Nicolas and Pilar may or may not sleep together, so he has no problem with Nacho and Manu taking the double bed; however, his thoughts turn towards conquest when Manu's stunning school friend Belen (Justina Bustos, FOCUS) joins them by surprise. While Belen seems to enjoy the attentions of Nicolas – nicknamed "Cave-Nico" by his friends for his view that feelings of love are actually the desire for gratification – Manu does not believe she will actually fall for his blatant attempts at seduction. Cata, on the other hand, finds Nico's philosophy agreeable regardless of his sex. Although Pilar disagrees completely with the idea that men cannot be faithful, she is suitably turned on by his "warmth" when she is stung by a jellyfish. It is Manu, however, that excites something other than Nico's loins over a shared joint; and Nico's discover that Nacho and Belen had sex with each other on New Years when everyone (including them) were either too stoned or too drunk to celebrate has him disgusted with his friend for reasons other than usurping him in his conquest of Belen (or his bathroom habits after eating psychedelic mushrooms with Cata and Pilar). As the gang prepares to celebrate a belated New Year's the next day, Nico pursues Manu while – in a "bros before hos" move – withholding his knowledge of Nacho's infidelity, but a series of revelations make it difficult for Manu to believe his sincerity (especially once Belen notices that Nico is no longer pursuing her).

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 12 March 2015 (Argentina)

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Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:39:00

2.20:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.46 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Strand Releasing

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.20:1

Edition Details:
� Theatrical Trailer (16:9; 1:29)
� Previews for 'Wetlands', 'The Mystery of Happiness', 'The Way He Looks', and 'Wetlands'

DVD Release Date: October 13th, 2015

Chapters 8





Strand Releasing's high-bitrate DVD nicely renders this handsomely-lensed HD production in a progressive, anamorphic transfer atypically framed at 2.20:1. Closeups sport nice detail but the film does favor a darkish and warm look that can be a tad softish during the night interiors and exteriors. The Dolby Digital 5.1 track is heavy on dialogue but utilizes the surrounds nicely for riverside setting and instances of source music. The only extras are trailers for the film and other Strand titles.

  - Eric Cotenas


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