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1905, the cinematograph has reached Southern Italy, and casts fear among the people to whom it seems a devilish trick. They call it "o 'imbroglie din t'o lenzuolo" - "The Trick in the Sheet", as white sheets were used for screening.
Maria Grazia Cucinotta,
Miguel Ángel Silvestre
Matthew and Elena are about to face the worst night of their lives when four burglars trespass into their home looking for easy money. But things don't go as planned. Tension and fear take over them all, victims and executioners, and mistrust, betrayals and unexpected lies will come to light at the worst possible time.Written by
¨Home Invasion¨ movie co-produced by Spain/Canada about four hooded delinquents carry out a robbery with unexpected consequences
Thrilling and bleak Spanish film with high doses of violence and repulsion . As a mature marriage are about to face the worst night of their lives when some crooks burst into their gated home on the outskirts of a big city looking for easy money . Tension , suspense , and unsettling scenes when a marriage called Matthew (the prolific American actor Michael Ironside) and Elena (Maria Grazia Cucinotta known for¨The postman and Pablo Neruda¨) are assaulted by four burglars : the Spanish Carlos (Carlos Bardem , Javier Bardem's brother) , the Eastern-European Ivaylo (Fabio Fulco) , Helio (Yon González) and Tanya (Ivana Miño) . As they are being tied up while barefoot , mistreated and harassed by the dangerous criminals . As the burglars forcing Matthew to open his safe , but things go wrong and don't go as planned . At home Matthew and Elena are trapped and locked by the ominous band . The marriage is besieged and terrorized by the psycho-killer attackers and they then look for some means to getaway .
This is a violent picture about four hooded delinquents trespass into a mansion , holding a higher-class marriage hostage in their own home , packing shocks , die hard scenario , grisly killings , suspense with unexpected lies will come to light emerging twists and turns . Intrigue and frightening take over them all , attackers and victims , but then there cropping out treason , suspicion , at the worst possible time. The film packs a claustrophobic atmosphere , hair-raising frames , blood and gore . This violent story belongs to ¨home invasion¨ sub-genre , being filmed in similar naturalist and realist style to ¨Michael Hanake's Funny Games¨, ¨Secuestrados¨ by Miguel Angel Vivas and recently ¨Trespass¨ (2011) by Joel Schumacher with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman that bears remarkable resemblance to ¨Transgression¨ . While the look is suitable eerie and frightening , the plot spreads to the breaking point and the ending turns out to be a little frustrating . Suspenseful and thrilling musical score by by Riccardo Eberspacher . Dark and shaded cinematography by Xavier Gil , filmed in little takes with camera over shoulder as well as Steadicam , at times ; and shot in Barcelona , Catalonia . The motion picture was strangely directed by Enric Alberich in his second film , here creating a rare and disturbing atmosphere . It's a strong film but had little impact, and didn't achieve success .
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