Novelist, playwright, poet, and screenwriter, the Argentinian writer Sergio Bizzio has already made his own debut as a film director with Animals, which received the Opera Prima award for Best Screenplay from the National Institute of Cinematography in Argentina. His short story Cinismo was made into a film (XXY) by his girl friend Lucia Puenzo and won four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. RAGE is his sixth novel.
A"Excellent films and wonderful novels have arrived in recent years from Argentina. Bizzio is a new discovery with his novel RAGE, soon to be a film noir by Guillermo del Toro, the director of Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy and a tale that blends social fable with dreamlike fantasy. It is a portrait etched in acid of a Buenos Aires society menaced by economic and political crisis. Without value judgement but with light irony, Bizzio reveals the ugly secrets of a family, seen through the eyes of his naive squatter. The imagery is often blinding and the dialogue pitch-perfect.A" Le Temps