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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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María Soledad Rodríguez ...
Mesera
Jose Luis Garcia ...
Novio Pelea (as José Luis García)
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Humberto Dorado ...
Tito
Julio Pachón ...
Buitrago
Juan Alfonso Baptista ...
Ramírez (as Juan A. Baptista)
Marcela Benjumea ...
Forense (as Marcela Bejumea)
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Mozad ...
Perro 'Hans'
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Storyline

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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$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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Remade as Murder 3 (2013) See more »

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Porro Savanero
Written and performed by Miguel Navas
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So-so at first, then a little gem.
8 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

LA CARA OCULTA starts out mediocre, with dialogue that seems cranked out by a ten year old without much imagination -- "Hi, how are you? Good and you? Good, thank you. Would you like something to drink? Yes..." And so on. TV soaps have better dialogue.

Quim Gutierrez' performance is at best lacking. He has two facial expressions that actually look very similar. And Martina Garcia reminds me of Jessica Alba in terms of her looks and her bare minimum acting skills.

I thought the movie might be a bust until, half way through the film, Clara Lagos shows up and the movie becomes a heart-pounding thriller with top notch acting and a series of fascinating and very creepy twists.

My advice: stay through the first so-so hour and you won't be able to turn it off.

And yes, Quim Gutierrez should have rehearsed the role of an orchestra conductor better and...

DO NOT WATCH THE TRAILER!


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