When a trailer throws around comparisons to John le Carré and Francis Ford Coppola, the film better have the goods to back it up. Azor, the debut feature from Andreas Fontana, certainly has style to spare.
Fabrizio Rongione (Two Days, One Night) stars as Ivan. He plays a Swiss banker sent to Argentina to replace his business partner, who has recently disappeared. It's the early 1980s, a time of extreme violence and upheaval in the South American country. Ivan begins his own private investigation, and makes some shocking discoveries. One review compares it to the political thrillers of Graham Greene and Apocalypse Now.
Azor screened at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and will make its U.S. debut on September 10 in New York City. Los Angeles gets its chance a week later, with a national rollout and streaming premiere on Mubi to follow.