"Details of a Duel"
Directed by Sergio Cabrera
One morning a teacher and
a butcher leave home to go about their business, which, on this day,
includes preparing for death. Contrary to their true natures, one must kill
the other by mid-afternoon. Egged on by the clergy, the militia and the
town's bureaucrats, a private affair becomes a gladiatorial spectacle. A
comedy about escalation, anticipation, and manners, this absurdly inexorable
process is the subject of Sergio Cabrera's wry first feature. Spanish with
English subtitles. 97 minutes.