Featuring an impressive international cast, including a cameo from Christian Slater, The Summit is a thorough and moral examination of modern politics, as well as a test of power’s corrupting influence on families.
Hernan Blanco (Ricardo Darín) is the inexperienced President of Argentina who must navigate political strategy at an annual summit of Latin American presidents. Though he considers himself to be a man of the people, it becomes increasingly clear that his duties are most efficiently performed when there is as much distance between himself and the people as possible – a paradox of leadership.
Things go from stately to messy in accelerated speed when, on top of playing a high-stakes power game with Argentina’s national interests, he must contend with his daughter, Marina (Dolores Fonzi), whose ex-husband is threatening to expose her involvement in a corruption scandal.
Blanco must retain his political authority in order to deal with these two crises – the personal and the political – without betraying his country, moral principles and his family.