Northerners suffer from the accent of the actors of “Pipa” – Come and See

Netflix has just released the thriller-western-drama “Pipa” with which the duo made up of Luisana Lopilato and the director Alejandro Montiel completes the trilogy that began in 2018 with “Perdida” and “La corazonada” (2020), based on the saga “The crimes of the South” by Florencia Etcheves, composed of the books “The Virgin in your eyes”, “The daughter of the Champion” and “Cornelia”.

In this third installment, the character of Manuela “Pipa” Pelari has left her job as an investigator in the Complex Crimes division. Her aunt, Alicia (Paulina García), aware of the difficult time she is experiencing, rescues her and takes her to La Quebrada , a small and simple town in northern Argentina, where she has lived isolated for years, in the company of her son Tobías (Benjamín del Cerro)

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The appearance of a corpse will drag her, again, to the places from which she thought she had escaped and will force her to resume her skills as an investigator.

Although the film places the action in La Quebrada, the mountainous landscapes seen in the film correspond to different places and even to two provinces. These are Iruya (Salta), Tilcara (Jujuy), Purmamarca (Jujuy) and La Cascada de Tiraxi (Jujuy).

Just as in the first half of 2022, around 30 million viewers from around the world got to know Córdoba thanks to “Granizo”, the film by Guillermo Francella and Marcos Carnevale, in the second half the global audience of the most popular streaming platform You have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular northern natural scenery.

And just as “Granizo” ignited the controversy surrounding the Cordovan accent, from the first minute it was clear that the people from Buenos Aires who pretended to be from Jujuy were going to arouse the suspicion of the natives of that province.

Convincing in her role as a wealthy landowner, Inés Estévez plays Etelvina. And she barely opens her mouth for her initial speech, one wonders if it wasn’t easier to rewrite a couple of lines and make us believe that she had studied in Buenos Aires.

Something similar happens with the solid Ariel Staltari, in the skin of a brave policeman of those who frequent both sides of the law and who, to top it off, has a lot of text. He sometimes seems more focused on making the accent more believable than the character.

The site “Jujuyalmomento” said, after the premiere, “the local actors knew how to live up to such a production, showing that in the province there is raw material for the film industry”

And with more tact than what we evidenced in Córdoba when we heard the daughter of the meteorologist Miguel Flores, they wrote: “The negative is the forced northern tune that they wanted to give to the actors, the emphasis with which they apply the “Pue” to everything It sounds even at times very heavy, far from the true use that people in this part of the country give it”.

But they chose to prioritize the opportunity the film provided for local actors.” The actresses Ivone Quispe; Laura González and Mercedes Burgos from Jujuy and Salta, respectively, achieve a performance that goes beyond the screen, especially when dealing with issues as complicated as abuse, power, death and the fight to recover what belongs to them.”

Those who may be sorry for what they did are the parents of students from the Eduardo Casanova School in Tilcara. All the scenes that, with so much effort, were recorded there were eliminated in the final edition due to the conflict that occurred during filming, in October 2021

It is that while a group of parents was happy that the school appeared in the film, another sector complained that the boys were distracted by the cameras and the arrival of the actors.

“In the Eduardo Casanova primary school in Tilcara, the rights of girls and boys are violated,” stated the title of the statement issued by the dissatisfied, in which they assured that the boys had been locked up all afternoon because of the filming.

Actually, they didn’t even miss a day of school. However, they protested because, according to them, “during the entire afternoon the children were kept in the classrooms, they were not allowed to go out for recess, or use the restrooms. They were forbidden to speak and were required to maintain an atmosphere of silence necessary to carry on filming.

No one weighed the importance of the school being featured in a movie that has a global audience.

Ivone Quispe, a teacher from Jujuy, plays “Luna”, an aboriginal leader who will try to protect her community and recover the lands of her ancestors. Certain that the film has allowed her to discover a new world, she recounted in great detail everything she had done since she found out about the shooting.

“The Secretary of Tourism of Tilcara promoted the castings for “Pipa” through the states of WhatsApp and Facebook and I appeared with my sister, who was accompanying me from the beginning”

He also said that he worked with great intensity and that he was unaware that there was so much dedication behind a film .

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