Buenos Aires, 1980, at the height of the
military dictatorship: Yvan De Wiel (Fabrizio
Rongione), a private banker from Geneva,
and his wife, Ines (Stéphanie Cléau),
have arrived to investigate the sudden
disappearance of De Wiel’s partner, Keys,
and to reassure clients that it’s business
as usual - despite the disturbing rumours
swirling around Keys’ disappearance and
the dictatorship’s increasing malevolence.
Andreas Fontana’s exquisitely made film is a
dissection of wealth, power, and corruption,
where a sense of dread percolates just
beneath the surface. No spoilers here, but
this intriguing, masterful work leaves one
chilled to the bone.
'[A] spot-on mystery… The first thing one
notices about Azor is how real it feels: the
entitlement, the encyclopaedic knowledge
of “good” families, the multilingual fluency,
the bonhomie of power… [T]he film’s design
reinforces an exquisite, level-headed decorum
about to be smashed by a chillingly cruel
monster.’ — Jay Weissberg, Variet'