Australian Premiere


How to Win Enemies

Lucas, a young lawyer from an upright Jewish family who has a penchant for detective stories is on the verge of moving into his own apartment. He lives in the shadow of his older brother Max, a partner in the legal firm where they work, who is engaged to the stunning Paulina. Lucas harbours a not so secret crush on Paulina and can’t understand why she puts up with his brother’s philandering ways.

When he unexpectedly meets Bárbara at a café, he thinks he has found the perfect woman. She is smart, has great taste in literature, and she seems to like him, too. But after she goes home with Lucas, he wakes up to find the cash deposit for his new apartment missing, along with Bárbara.

Determined to find her, and to solve this mystery, Lucas uses the detective skills gathered from his beloved books and finds himself in an intriguing, twisted plot that leads to an unexpected source. With strong offbeat comedy overtones reminiscent of early Woody Allen and the TV series Bored to Death (among others), rising star director Gabriel Lichtmann’s (Jews in Space) latest film is a delight.

Gabriel Lichtmann
Martin Slipak, Javier Drolas, Inés Palombo, Eugenia Capizzano
2015 • 78 MINS • COMEDY ARGENTINA Spanish with English subtitles
15+ (exemption)
Witty, busy, well-played and enjoyably twisty.
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION 2015 Montreal World Film Festival