Film Screening: El hombre de al lado (2009)

  • Image courtesy of Aleph Cine

  • Image courtesy of Aleph Cine

  • Image courtesy of Aleph Cine


  1. Nov 30, 2023, 6 – 8 pm
Theater, Lower Level


Join us at 6:00pm for a film screening of El hombre de al lado (2009) directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat. This film takes place in Le Corbusier’s The Curutchet House in La Plata, Argentina and had a major influence on Renée Green’s work Americas : Veritas (2018).

The Man Next Door (2009)

Directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat

Written by Andrés Duprat

Cast: Rafael Spregelburd and Daniel Aráoz

Produced by Aleph Media

Conceived as a boutique and cult film, 'The Man Next Door' surprised the audience by attracting more than 150,000 viewers in the few theaters where it was released outside of the major cinema complexes. The film's unexpected success quickly earned it the status of a phenomenon in the recent history of domestic cinema, capable of capturing the interest of both the mass audience and the sophisticated art-house cinema viewer.


The movie tells a conflict between neighbors that seems to have no end. A simple dividing wall can separate two worlds, two ways of dressing, eating, and living. On one side is Leonardo (Rafael Spregelburd), a refined and prestigious designer who lives in the Curutchet house designed by Le Corbusier. On the other side is Victor (Daniel Aráoz), a used car salesman, vulgar, rough, and overpowering. Victor decides to make a window to have more light, and that's when the problem begins: each becomes aware of the other's existence. The gaze of the stranger corrodes and questions an apparently normal life, and opens the door to fears, miseries, and the vilest attitudes.

Courtesy of Aleph Cine

This program takes place on the occasion of the Carpenter Center's 60th anniversary exhibition This Machine Creates Opacities: Robert Fulton, Renée Green, Pierre Huyghe, and Pope.L.   

The exhibition will be on view until 9:00pm this evening, as a part of ArtsThursdays. On the last Thursday of every month during the academic year, the Carpenter Center exhibitions are open late! ArtsThursdays is a university-wide initiative sponsored by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA).