At her lavish wedding a bride discovers her new husband has a mistress. How do you respond to such a painful fact? A short-tempered bomb disposal expert feels exceptionally let down by the authorities that keep towing away his car. He arrives at an explosive conclusion. Two worked-up drivers attack each other after a minor traffic annoyance.
These are the equally funny and barbaric experiences of seemingly normal characters in this deeply cynical comedy, who are driven to extremes by corruption, social inequality, betrayal and injustice. Damián Szifrón wrote and filmed these six, separate, absurd, comical revenge fantasies of people who rapidly lose their reason and control of the situation. After its world premiere in the Golden Palm competition program at Cannes in 2014, Wild Tales (2014) was nominated for an Oscar for the best foreign language film of 2015.