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The Untamed (2016)

La región salvaje (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

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Amat Escalante
7 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ruth Ramos Ruth Ramos ... Alejandra / Wife / Fabián's sister
Simone Bucio ... Verónica / Fabián's girlfriend
Jesús Meza Jesús Meza ... Ángel / Husband
Eden Villavicencio Eden Villavicencio ... Fabián / Male nurse / Alejandra's brother
Andrea Peláez Andrea Peláez ... Madre de Angel / Angel's mother
Oscar Escalante Oscar Escalante ... Sr. Vega
Bernarda Trueba Bernarda Trueba ... Marta Vega
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Corona Fernando Corona ... Person in the market
Kenny Johnston ... Coleman
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Alejandra is a young mother who works her in-laws' candy factory and raises her two children, along with her husband Ángel, in a small city in Mexico. She has an unhappy marriage. Her brother Fabián is a nurse at a local hospital and lover of her husband. Their provincial lives are altered with the arrival of Veronica who becomes Fabian's girlfriend. Sex and love are fragile in certain regions where family values exist, and where hypocrisy, homophobia, and machismo are strong. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby forest, in an isolated hut, there is something mysterious that is the answer to all their problems. It is something which they can not resist its power. Written by lament

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Cuando el deseo supera al miedo. [When desire surpasses fear.]


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,718, 23 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,593, 19 October 2017
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Appalling, amazing, affecting
18 August 2018 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

There is a nod to director, Zulawski in the closing credits of this film and no wonder. What is surprising is that I have never quite got round to seeing Possession, the evening for indulging in the spectacle of Isabelle Adjani engaged (in reality or not) with a many tentacled creature, has never quite come around, and then I fall into this. 'Disgusting', 'unnecessary', 'science-fi' 'entrancing', and 'disturbing yet beautiful', various parties have cried but only the last two can I possibly concur with. The difficult roles are well played, including two young children, and although the film is peppered with graphic sex and violence, it is that element of doom that worries the most. For such a vivid film, including much that is most alluring, there is clearly established the threat of something terrible in the woods and more specifically, the cabin in the woods. Appalling, amazing, affecting and surprisingly survives explicit revelations concerning the being when might have expected that less might be more.


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