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Cámara oscura (2003)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 27 August 2004 (Spain)
A freelance photographer, Sara, hires divers, Iván and Edgar, and they head to the open sea in a small motor boat with Drui, a teenager, the pregnant Thais and her husband Victor. When Iván... See full summary »

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Pau Freixas
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Credited cast:
Silke ... Sara
Unax Ugalde ... Iván
Adrià Collado ... Víctor
Andrés Gertrúdix ... Edgar
Diana Lázaro Diana Lázaro ... Thais
Lluís Homar ... Captain
Juan Fernández Juan Fernández ... Salomón
Lluís Soler Lluís Soler ... Mauro
Héctor Claramunt Héctor Claramunt ... Lince
Josep Maria Domènech ... Antón (as Josep Maria Domenech)
Mustafá Jawara Mustafá Jawara ... Drui
Xavier Serrat Xavier Serrat ... Santiago
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Michael McConnohie ... Captain (voice)
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A freelance photographer, Sara, hires divers, Iván and Edgar, and they head to the open sea in a small motor boat with Drui, a teenager, the pregnant Thais and her husband Victor. When Iván and Edgar dive, Sara sees a man floating adrift and she brings him on board. Soon they realize that the man is dead and the clumsy Victor stumbles and shots the flare in the gasoline tank. The boat explodes and the group tries to swim to the distant coast. Soon they see a cargo ship anchored in the sea and they ask for help. But Sara, Iván and Edgar witness two crewmen stabbing a man and throwing his body overboard. However, they decide to climb the pilot ladder and hide in the ship, expecting to reach a port. When Thais is bitten by a rat, Sara and Victor seek medicine to disinfect her hand, but one crewman sees him. Victor decides to turn himself in to protect the other stowaways. His scheme does not work as planned and the trip has a tragic end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Thriller

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Country:

Spain | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 August 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Cargo See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Budget:

€2,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,250,000
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Lame and Stupid Story
25 December 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The free-lancer photographer Sara (Silke) hires the divers Iván (Unax Ugalde) and Edgar (Andrés Gertrúdix) and they head to the open sea in a small motor boat with the teenager Drui, the pregnant Thais (Diana Lázaro) and her husband Victor (Adrià Collado). When Iván and Edgar dive, Sara sees a man floating adrift and she brings him on board. Soon they realize that the man is dead and the clumsy Victor stumbles and shots the flare in the gasoline tank. The boat explodes and the group tries to swim to the distant coast. Soon they see a cargo ship anchored in the sea and they ask for help. But Sara, Iván and Edgar witness two crewmen stabbing a black man and throwing his body overboard. However, they decide to climb the pilot ladder and hide in the ship, expecting to reach a port. When Thais is bitten by a rat, Sara and Victor seek medicine to disinfect her hand, but one crewman sees him. Victor decides to turn himself in to protect the other stowaways. His scheme does not work as planned and the trip has a tragic end.

"Cámara Oscura" is a movie with a lame and stupid story. The plot is inconsistent and imbecile from the beginning without any character development. Who is Victor and why did he bring his six-month pregnant wife with him to the open sea in a small boat piloted by a teenager? Why Victor had to point the flare to a dead man? The group witnesses a murder and prefers to go on board as stowaways without water or supply instead of asking for help. When a rat bites, if he is infected with leptospirosis or rabies, the victim will not be healed or disinfected with first-aid. How stupid is Victor carrying a walkie-talkie with him? Sara using her flash to blind the snake is hilarious. Victor is hidden and goes by himself to meet the crew to protect his wife; when he is left on the open deck, Thais leaves the hideout to release him in a non- sense situation. Victor is invited to have dinner and surrounded by the captain that has an amicable behavior with him, and his crew, and the guy decides to offend them for free in an absurd situation. What is the captain's motivation? Is he with his men or with the Stowaways? I could list another dozen plot holes but I believe this is enough to illustrate how bad this movie is. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Pânico a Bordo" ("Panic on Board")


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