Synopsis: The week of his 18th birthday, Bennie, who's a waiter on a cruise ship, has a layover in Buenos Aires. He seeks out his older brother, Tetro, whom he hasn't seen in years. Tetro, who lives with Miranda, is a burned-out case; he's hot and cold toward his brother, introducing him as a "friend," refusing to talk about their family, telling Bennie not to tell Miranda who their father is. Thoughts of their father cast a shadow over both brothers. Who is he, and what past has Tetro left behind? Bennie finds pages of Tetro's unfinished novel, and he pushes both to know his own history and to become a part of his brother's life again. What can come of Bennie's pushing?
Genre: Drama
Production: American Zoetrope
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

my father was a lover without love. / i

A poet without a poem,

was a failure!

He could not act as a parent.

My father worked in

an estate

selling houses where we lived.

We had no money.

I stole,



you were arrested?

I had a gun.

Did you use it?

... A toy gun.

Nothing you said is true.

My father is .../ i

a true son of a bitch. / i

Rigoletto a shit

of Tetrocini.


--Hello, Ana

What's up Tetro?

Jose is driving me crazy.

I'm going home to an uncle in

Punta Del Este.

I have spoken with Miranda.

--It 's okay.


--Yes ...

--All right.

You are very kind.

Jose told me that if not ...

... he would cook and eat

the poor.



No problem.

Give him a kiss.

Thanks, bye.


Bye Ana

Avenida de Mayo 825

Buenos Aires.

Twenty years less .../ i



My niece!

Look at that!


--The boy turns 18!

--This is Maria Luisa ...


Come, my love ...

Maria--Luisa ...

--It is my niece,

That girl is adorable!

Take care.


Maria Luisa!

Happy, happy day! / i

Amiguinho, God bless you / i

That the peace in your life / i

And getting more more! / i


Happy, happy in your day, / i

buddy God bless you / i

That the peace in your life / i

--... and repeat often!

Cheers--/ i


Congratulations, my dear.

--Hey there!

--Health, health, health!

It's Bennie's birthday.

How are you?


You're going the festival of Patagonia?

Yes, whenever possible

I am going.

Well, I gotta go.

But you just came?

I have to prove the machine

to see if it fits.

--Do not go falling in love with the place.

--Happy birthday, kid.

Bye, thank you!


Do not touch the door.

I love the settlements,


exchange station

burning ...

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