First time director, Marcelo Briem Stamm, tells this disturbing tale of romance and deception in SOLO (2013).
Young and innocent Manuel (Patrico Ramos), hurt by a former love and bored being alone, meets Julio (Mario Veron), a rugged, lonely, unemployed young man in a chat room. The two eventually meet up in person and the sexual spark is quickly ignited. And while sex is satisfying and frequent, it is their collective problems with intimacy, trust and the fear of being hurt that make them hesitant to commit fully.
As their relationship develops, both reveal secrets from their past but these revelations might be real, imagined or outright lies. Beyond the physical violence on screen, the film delves on an allegorical re-telling of all our questions on relationships: who is being truthful, who is real, and who truly loves the other? It is a story about our loves, and how our pasts can be the end of the other.
All is revealed in this romantic, passionate drama/thriller that offers a shocking, strangely satisfying conclusion.
4.5 out of 5 Stars!