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Let's say that Coppola deals here with the eternal theme of the relation between the father and the son but he multiplies the relation like with a mirror and ends up with the impossibility to know who the father is and who the son is, who the fathers are and who their sons are.
He then multiplies the rivalries and desires of all type, sexual, emotional, professional or whatever among and around these men. We don't know who made who and who is made by whom, and when these binary relations turn ternary, the trios are absolutely undecipherable. The father makes the son and the son makes the father, for sure, but in what order and in what direction.
This brings us to a far more interesting aspect of the film. The creative act itself, the act of procreation sublimated into a work of literature or drama, into writing, front side back and back side front and maybe some other possibilities too. Then this act is at once surrounded by the ambition, the jealousy and the greed of all those who could in a way or another put their grubby hands onto the work of art and especially the royalties that could be generated by success. And we come to the idea that it takes far more than one father to produce a work of art and the work of art is the son of far more than one father. And anyway this work of art is nothing but a lie and a confused disguise for the real reality that the main concerned people do not want to let out.Read more ›
The setting is Buenos Aires where Tetro (Vincent Gallo), a writer of plays and novels, all incomplete and written in code and confusing manner - never having published any of his output, lives with Miranda (the brilliant Maribel Verdú), a doctor at the 'insane asylum' where she met Tetro as her patient.Read more ›
in a way that only real life can do...One reviewer talks about Francis Ford Coppola and his age ,his past, who his mentors were and blah,blah,blah,I watched this film (a rental)and will now buy the movie on Amazon..because it is a classic..I am a movie fan first and a reviewer second..I recommend this film highly and if i could i would give it 10 stars...I say bravo Mr. Coppola and thank you..for such a thoughtful masterpiece...
Coppola has cooked up a Tennessee Williams meets Douglas Sirk family stew (with just a hint of balletic Powell and Pressburger opera tossed in for flavoring). Tetro (Vincent Gallo) is an ex-pat living in Buenos Aires with his therapist turned girlfriend Miranda (Mirabel Verdu). Tetro is a troubled soul; a highly gifted but unpublished writer-poet with a history of mental breakdowns who has willfully estranged himself from his family (for complex reasons that are unraveled in very deliberate, sudsy fashion). He is quite chagrined when an unwelcomed boulder comes smashing through this wall of self-imposed exile in the form of his younger brother Bennie (Alden Ehrenreich), who shows up on his doorstep one day.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Broken people produce great music and literature in Francis Ford Capolla's semi-autobiographical depiction of the lives of a multigenerational and fragmented international family. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Robert BG
You have to be numb to watch this one. Not very cohesive. At times comes off like somebody's morphine nightmare.Published 5 days ago by Lee
Wow!! This is superior writing and filmaking. This is a story where you can feel the pages turn with every scene. Dramatic and light where it needs to be. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Steven A Ranieri
Very interesting way of presenting a story - there are some plot lines that you can see coming a mile away, but it is still an enjoyable watch. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SS
During my recently vacation to new Mexico, I decided to pick up several movies from my local library and take them on my vacation. "Tetro" was one of them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Eugenia
In order for me to give a review, I need something that's missing in every single movie and series you got, why is R? Read morePublished 13 months ago by isaac