El custodio

102 mins
8 / 10 (545)


Ruben, a bodyguard, watches the Minister of Planning discreetly. He’s a shadow, observing life but never truly understanding it. Single, his life is lonely, filled with a mentally unstable sister, illegal arms, and routine work. The pressure pushes him to the brink.

MUBI's take

Work is a cage to be broken open in Rodrigo Moreno’s The Delinquents—and the same goes for the filmmaker’s second feature, a ticking time-bomb of stifled sensuality and creativity. As finely tuned as its protagonist is tightly wound, this meticulous portrait of frustrated desire is stunning.