#TIFF19: “THE MONEYCHANGER”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Humberto Brause (Daniel Hendler) throws himself into the buying and selling of currency in 1970s Uruguay and accepts the assignment of laundering the largest amount of money he has ever seen.
Director Federico Veiroj has created a snapshot into a particular time in history and infused it with an entertaining theme of greed. The film is a thriller involving a character who will trample over anyone and anything to get what he wants. Yet, we love Humberto because of the deadpan humour he’s played with by the charismatic Hendler.
The Moneychanger screens at TIFF on Sun, Sep 8th at TIFF Bell Lightbox at 9 PM, Mon, Sep 9th at Scotiabank Theatre at 7 PM, and Sun, Sep 15th at 9:30 AM.