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Graffiti

USA, 1984 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Matthew Patrick

In a Latin American city under strict military control, a young man obsessed with sketching graffiti plays cat-and-mouse with the authorities. When he discovers he has a kindred spirit, he sets out on a search ... Is this just a case of an aesthetic flirtation with subversive politics, or is there more at stake?

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