Viggo Mortensen


Jauja (15) Close-Up Film Review

auja (pronounced how-huh, in case you were wondering) is not a film for the impatient. Or even the moderately patient, come to that. Lisandro Alonso’s period drama, which is set in Patagonia during the ‘Conquest of the Desert’ (a military campaign in the 1800s to rid the South American region of aboriginals), trudges along with deliberate sluggishness, stretching out each and every scene as if it were made of non-breakable elastic.

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Viggo Mortensen on Jauja

Mortensen plays a 19th century captain searching for his daughter, in what is referred to as ‘Patagonia’ in his latest big screen release. The great Dane (via Argentina and America) spoke to George Meixner about the new project.

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