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Álex de la Iglesia
An elderly writer visits the small village where he grew up and as he walks through he catches a glimpse of the same woman he fell in love with in his youth but she has not aged at all! He follows her, but is not ready for what he finds
Juan José Ballesta,
The mutilated body of a six year old girl is found in a water hole. The girl is identified as the missing daughter of Claudia. However, only two pieces of evidence could be used to identify her; a bracelet with her name on it near the crime scene, and the fact that her right leg was three centimeters longer than her left. All other methods of identification were removed from her body. Five years later Claudia, now addicted to tranquilizers, receives a phone call from someone claiming to be her daughter, asking for her mother to come find her before 'they' kill her. Other mysterious clues show up, further indicating that Claudia's daughter is indeed still alive, and very much in danger. Claudia, a run-down ex-cop, and a parapsychology reporter put together the clues to discover Angela's whereabouts.Written by
A woman is obsessed by the death of her young daughter found murdered and mutilated after being kidnapped. Five years after the event, she receives a strange phonecall: "mummy, it´s me. come and save me".
A lot of ideas will disturb more than frighten the most of the audience in search of new sensations of the horror genre. A mix of theology and suspense are the good adds to the odds of this movie. Though the storyline seems to center on the search for both the discovery of the truth and search for secrets behind a deadly community, it is actually focusing a way too far on the principal character of the mother. The viewer will find it difficult to link all the other characters together: that is corrupting the all plot and therefore makes the end quite frustrating. The directing of the movie is not far from Alejandro Amenabar´s "Tesis" which uses cuts of 8mm videos to add to the claustrophobic oddities of the story (is it a coincidence if the story is about "synThesis of Evil" ?). Having said that, a good US producer should watch it twice: a few details to add and to remove here and there and I believe it can come close to a good horror+suspense movie. Choice of a charismatic actress is the key: same as the US transcription of The Ring. Still the Spanish version looks more like an art house essay.
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