Wild Tales

Synopsis: The film is divided into six segments. (1) "Pasternak": While being on a plane, a model and a music critic realise they have a common acquaintance called Pasternak. Soon they discover that every passenger and crew member on board know Pasternak. Is this coincidence? (2) "The Rats": A waitress recognizes her client - it's the loan shark who caused a tragedy in her family. The cook suggests mixing rat poison with his food, but the waitress refuses. The stubborn cook, however, decides to proceed with her plan. (3) "The Strongest": Two drivers on a lone highway have an argument with tragic consequences. (4) "Little Bomb": A demolition engineer has his car towed by a truck for parking in a wrong place and he has an argument with the employee of the towing company. This event destroys his private and professional life, and he plots revenge against the corrupt towing company and the city hall. (5) "The Proposal": A reckless son of a wealthy family has an overnight hit-and-run accident, in whi
Director(s): Damián Szifron
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 44 wins & 53 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

Hello. Am I on time?

ID, please.

Let me ask you,

my ticket was paid by a company,

can I get the miles?

No, there are no miles for this fare.

I see. Never mind, then.

Boarding is through gate 3.


I'll help you.


Business or pleasure?

Both, I hope.

What do you do?

I'm a model.

Sorry, I should have figured.

Thank you.

Catwalk or advertising?


And you, what do you do sir?

- You're killing me.

- Why?

You said "sir"

and I sank

to the fifth circle of hell.

I have to do something

about my hair.

I'm a music critic.

Sounds horrible, I know.

It doesn't.


Now you're trying to be nice.

Classical music.

I see.

My first boyfriend

was a classical musician.

Well, that's what he studied.

What's his name?

No, he's not famous.

He sent in some works

back when we were together,

but they were never published.

Or printed.

What's the right word'?

Choose whatever term you like

and I'll make it popular.

Pasternak. Gabriel Pasternak.


If I'd known it, I'd have told you

I was a gravedigger, not a critic.

He submitted his thesis

at the Conservatory of Music

when I was president of the jury.

I ripped him apart.

Yes, I was with him at the time.

What you did to him was awful.

He spent a week in bed

after reading the review.

Sometimes I have to destroy

some poor guy's self- esteem

to protect the ears

of an entire population.

I may be wrong sometimes,

but in this case...

His work was...

a dreadful monstrosity.

Are you still in touch with him?

We didn't end on great terms.

But I'm still fond of him.

He was a good guy.

Maybe, but if you present

a piece like that to a jury

there has to be

something wrong with you.

Gabriel Pasternak!

How could I forget him?

We laughed about it for months.

I'm sorry to interrupt,

but I was listening to you.

What a huge coincidence!

Gabriel Pasternak

was my student

at Palomar Elementary School.

I had to tell him

he was being held back.

I can assure you:

the kid had issues.

I've never seen anything like it

in 30 years as a teacher.

He was screaming

and crying like a newborn baby.

Miss Leguizamn?

Ignacio Fontana.

Remember me'?

Ignacio Fontana!


There's a cosmic connection here.

Wasn't Pasternak one of your classmates?

- Are you friends with him?

- Intimate friends.

Poor guy, we were awful to him.

This is beyond unbelievable.

I was a manager at Home Depot,

where this psycho you mentioned

worked for a while.

He always had trouble with customers,

so we had to let him go.

- And when I...

- Excuse me.

Does anyone else know Gabriel Pasternak?

- Me.

- Me too.


Why are you on this plane?

Did you buy your tickets?

I'm in real estate,

they sent it to me to check out a farm.

I have a meeting

with the Tourism Secretary.

They bought the ticket.

I won mine in a raffle.

I couldn't change the date.

I had to fly today.

Gabriel Pasternak is

the cabin chief on this flight.

We did our training together,

we were friends.

Then he asked me out

and when I refused, he started to get...

Never mind.

After takeoff,

he brought coffee to the cockpit.

The door is locked,

the pilots won't answer,

I'm desperate!

I don't know what to do!

I cheated on him

with his only friend.

With him!


Gabriel, are you there?

It's Victor,

Victor Jensen!

Talk to me, please!

- Who are you?

- I was his psychiatrist for years.

Then I raised my fees,

he got mad and stopped seeing me.

Open the door, Gabriel!


It's not your fault!

You're just a victim here!

I'm telling you, plain and simple:

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