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The Hidden Face (2011)

La cara oculta (original title)
Shattered by the unexpected news, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance.

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Adrián
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Fabiana
María Soledad Rodríguez ...
Mesera
Jose Luis Garcia ...
Novio Pelea (as José Luis García)
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Veronica
Humberto Dorado ...
Tito
Julio Pachón ...
Buitrago
Juan Alfonso Baptista ...
Ramírez (as Juan A. Baptista)
Marcela Benjumea ...
Forense (as Marcela Bejumea)
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Belén
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Emma
Mozad ...
Perro 'Hans'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Adrián, an aspiring and talented orchestra conductor, receives a video message from his beloved Belén, telling him with tears in her eyes that she is leaving him and that she cannot carry on with him. Shattered by the unexpected news and puzzled by the inexplicable decision, Adrián gets help from the local Police to solve this case of disappearance. Time passes by and still no news of Belén's whereabouts, so life gradually begins to return to its normal pace, when out of the blue, a new woman appears in Adrián's life. With no progress at all in Belén's case and all things possible, no one will be able to see beyond the facts and comprehend the truth that often lies hidden in the most unusual of places... Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated R for some strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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16 September 2011 (Spain)  »

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Bunker  »

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$2,600,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

(00:57:46) The Swastika symbol on the Nazi uniform arm ribbon in the closet is inverted. See more »

Quotes

Fabiana: Are you jealous?
Ramírez: You finally got what you wanted, a guy with money. Better than a cop with a shitty salary.
Fabiana: You may be right.
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Hungarian Dance No. 8 in A Menor
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The film that Brian Depalma has been trying to make for the last quarter century
18 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lot of people are comparing this little gem to Hitchcock, but it reminds me of the Brian DePalma films of the 80s that were homages to Hitchcock. He has returned to that genre a couple times during the last twenty years, but with no success at all. This just really felt like the erotically charged DePalma films like "Dressed to Kill". Like the other reviewers, I agree the film started off slowly and it is by no means a classic, but really nice modern film noir and with some wonderful Colombian beauties. Strong cast and stylish direction raise this above the norm. I have been watching a lot of Spanish language thrillers of late. This would be a good double feature with "The Body". But I enjoyed this slightly more. I would like to see Mr. Baiz's other two full length features. Highly recommended.


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