His films are known for portraying the lives of ordinary people, and usually involving some form of social criticism to modern society, such as his movie Mundo Grúa (which portrayed the life of a migrant contract worker), or the highly-acclaimed El Bonaerense, which focused on the corruption and the lives of Buenos Aires Province police officers.
He's also known for speaking about taboo subjects such incest, as portrayed in his recent film as a producer Géminis (directed by Albertina Carri), which depicts a romantic relationship between brothers.
Producer and Director
- Mundo Grúa (1999)
- El Bonaerense (2002)
- Familia Rodante (2004)
- Nacido y Criado (2006)
- Leonera (2008), released in the U.S. as Lion's Den
- Carancho (2010)
- White Elephant (2012)
- La Libertad (2001)
- La Mecha (2003)
- Ciudad de María (2002)
- Mi Mejor Enemigo (2005)
- Dí Buen Día a Papá (2005)
- Géminis (2005)
- Ensayo (2003) - TV Series
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