Thesis on a Homicide

Synopsis: Roberto Bermudez, a specialist in criminal law, is convinced that one of his students committed a brutal murder. It leads him to start an investigation that becomes his obsession.
Director(s): Hernán Goldfrid
Production: Universal Pictures International
  17 nominations.
106 min





There you go.

Always with your left.

You're a bit soft today.

One, two.

Aim at the body, Bermudez.

Well done.

He drove me nuts

about that electric guitar.

After only three lessons,

now he wants the drums.

That's called abuse of right.

No, that's being a jerk

for buying him everything he asks.

Are you coming tomorrow?

What time is it?

Early. At 8:

Are you giving me one

or do I have to buy it?

What for?

You're not reading it anyway.

But I might need it.

How many pages long is it?

My nightstand is a bit wobbly.

I thought so the other day

as your wife was putting

her clothes back on,

but then it just slipped my mind

and I forgot to mention it.

It's the same every year.

All Cardozo cares about is

for the syllabus to be covered.

Meanwhile, kids download

everything from the internet.

Ask them what a legal act is,

they have no f***ing idea.

How's it going?

- You know why I'm still here?

- Because of the chicks.

Besides that.


I'm an idiot who still believes

we should leave

a better world for our children.

Let me set you straight

because I think you're a bit off.

When you're 30,

you work to get a position.

When you're 40,

you work to make money.

And when you're 50

you work for prestige.

You did everything wrong then.

It's just that I have

a complicated metabolism.



- Villazan?

- Present.


That's me.

- Yolis?

- Here.


I'd like to welcome you

and clarify a few things.

There are

several reasons to be here,

but there's only one that's right.

If you come here to make contacts,

you're in the wrong place.

Chronic students need therapy,

not a postgraduate course.

I can't stand those

who question everything,

but those who don't question anything

do not have a future as lawyers.

It's eight classes,

eight weeks,

2,500 pages

of compulsory reading,

and over 3,000 pages

of supplementary reading.

By the eighth class

each of you will write a thesis

on a topic you will decide

throughout the seminar.

I'm sorry.

Excuse me.

- Ruiz.

- Yes.

Is everything all right?

I've had a couple of eventualities.

What's paradoxical

about eventualities, Ruiz,

is that they can be avoided.

You just have to make

room for them in your plan.

Well, I knew that

eventually you'd be mad

but I still couldn't avoid it.

Next time just

leave your house earlier.

Take a seat.

Where were we?

You were saying there's only

one right reason to be here,

but you didn't say which.

To take advantage of me.


Do you have a minute?


I hope you didn't get

a wrong impression of me.

I just arrived in Buenos Aires

and I'm still settling in.

No, thanks.

How's your dad?

He's fine, thanks.

He asked me to say hi

and he sends you this.

- You're not opening it?

- I'm terrible at pretending.

If I don't like it,

you'll be able to tell.

I'd rather open it at home.

I wanted to thank you for making

room for me at the seminar.

It means a lotto me.

It was nothing.

And I'd like to invite you

to dinner one of these days.

We'll see.

I have the car with me.

Can I give you a lift?

It's not necessary.

Don't bother.

- I wouldn't mind at all.

- Watch out.


you could guide me.

I don't know the city that well.

Okay, sure.

How's your mother?

I hardly ever see her,

she travels a lot.

She also says hi.

Is she still

running the Foundation?

That and anything that will

keep her away from my father.

Believe it or not,

sometimes that's the only way

to keep a relationship alive.

How are you, Cecilia?

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