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Petra (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama | 19 October 2018 (Spain)
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The identity of Petra's father has been hidden from her all her life. When her mother dies, Petra embarks on a quest which leads to Jaume, a celebrated artist and a powerful, ruthless man. ... See full summary »

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Jaime Rosales
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bárbara Lennie ... Petra
Alex Brendemühl ... Lucas Navarro
Joan Botey ... Jaume Navarro
Marisa Paredes ... Marisa Navarro
Petra Martínez ... Julia
Carme Pla Carme Pla ... Teresa
Oriol Pla ... Pau
Chema del Barco Chema del Barco ... Juanjo
Natalie Madueño ... Martha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elsa Burgos Elsa Burgos ... La recepcionista del hotel
Carmen Dalmau Carmen Dalmau ... La galerista
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Storyline

The identity of Petra's father has been hidden from her all her life. When her mother dies, Petra embarks on a quest which leads to Jaume, a celebrated artist and a powerful, ruthless man. As she searches for the truth, Petra meets Marisa, Jaume's wife, and their son Lucas. Gradually the stories of these characters intertwine in a spiral of malice, family secrets and violence, which will drive them all to the edge. But fate's cruel logic is derailed by a twist that opens a path to hope and redemption.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Spain | France | Denmark

Language:

Spanish | Catalan

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Petora wa shizuka ni taiji suru See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This movie was shot with one camera, one lens, and entirely on a Steadicam. It was also color-timed photochemically, instead of being put through a digital intermediate. See more »

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An unsual experience made out of an old dilema
3 May 2019 | by chruebertSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie as intended in spanish with the help of english subtitles. So i got the actors voice but i relied on the translators work. First of all research Jamie Rosales and his other works and you will understand that his movies are out of the ordinary and he is a excentric director leaning towards dramatic stories. His style is to show sometimes things others would feel shame in and leave things out, where other directors see profit and action.

It takes time to dive in deep into the minds of the few protagonists and yes i am glad Jamie Rosales broke the wheel of fortune here, that spins in the same ways since the begin of dramatic art. Do we have a need for characters redeeming themselfes? Is there a need for the good to prevail? Is a movie exciting that gives away so much of it's plot right before we see it? This are topics that will not be exclusively answered here but it is a start to see stories can be both strange but yet familiar.

This is not your ordinary movie and does not want our belive in mankind to be restored. As a matter of fact the movie is telling half the story and we make up the rest inbetween. Sometimes it is confusing but this movie is meant to be the experience of reading dramtic poetry for the cinema. He gives us the time to imagine things which makes Petra not such a fast paced experience and he leaves in conversations that seem useless, but any smalltalk is here to let us see how the protagonists tick. Actually there are few scenes where i wondered how it made it's way to the movie and others not but then again the overall outcome and acting is good and the way this movie is built really impresses me.

It isn't cinema for the masses or a good film to watch on the first date, but should you happen to be lost for words or like to challenge the other, then take this one.


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