Now in Theaters: '108 (Cuchillo de Palo)' and Viggo Mortensen in 'Everybody Has a Plan'

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Movie theaters in New York City and other select cities will be getting a double dose of South American films (and Viggo Mortensen). Viggo plays twins in the Argentinian film Everybody Has a Plan opening Friday, March 22 and the moving Paraguayan documentary 108 (Cuchillo de Palo) opens Monday, March 18. Both films tell the story of men living secret lives who are trying to escape their stifling existence. And they are both worth a look.

108 (Cuchillo de Palo)
Director: Renate Costa Perdomo
Country: Paraguay
Language: Spanish with English subtitles


When Rodolfo Costa was found on the floor of his home in Paraguay, he had been dead for days. Though ostensibly jobless, he had mysteriously amassed a small fortune. He also had an alias—Héctor Torres—and a secret life. In her powerful debut feature, which unfolds like a mystery novel, director Renate Costa Perdomo investigates the shadowy circumstances of Rodolfo’s death. Witnesses and clues gradually reveal Rodolfo’s true identity as a persecuted gay man amidst the terrifying “108” homosexual blacklists that ruined lives, careers, and families. 108 is a moving illustration of the impact that the right-wing dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner, who ruled Paraguay from 1954 to 1989, had on the so-called “108”s living in the country as experienced by a single Paraguayan gay man and his family.

108 (Cuchillo de Palo) opens Monday, March 18 at the Maysles Cinema in New York. For more info the film visit For showtimes and tickets visit and the Facebook invite.

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Todos Tenemos un Plan (Everybody Has a Plan)
Director: Ana Piterbarg
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Starring: Viggo Mortensen


Everybody Has a Plan tells the story of Agustín (Mortensen in a tour-de-­force performance), a man desperate to abandon what for him has become, after years of living in Buenos Aires, a very frustrating existence. After the death of his twin brother, Pedro (also played by Mortensen), Agustín decides to start a new life, adopting the identity of his brother and returning to the mysterious region of the Delta, in the Tigre, where they lived when they were boys. However, shortly after his return, Agustín will find himself unwillingly involved in the dangerous criminal world that was a part of his brother’s life.

Everybody Has a Plan opens in New York City at the Angelika Film Center and select cities on Friday, March 22.

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