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A writer and political activist finds a new lease on life when he leaves the big city behind in this drama from Argentina. In 1978, Esteban (Claudio Gallardou) is a journalist covering political unrest in Buenos Aires stemming from Argentina's oppressive political dictatorship. After his reports earn him threats against his life, Esteban flees the city and heads for the mountains, eventually finding himself in the small village of La Paz in Bolivia. In La Paz, Esteban becomes friendly with a priest (Ulises Dumont), who gives him a place to stay and a new direction in life. He joins the fight against a local businessman currently bending the village's politics to his will, and finds another new reason for living when he meets Marina (Mirna Suarez), the priest's goddaughter. Cerca de la Frontera was shown in competition at the 2000 London Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi