A disturbed middle-aged man is obsessed by a dancer and prostitute and abducts her, with tragic consequences.

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Àngel Jové ...
Leo
Maika Thienen
María Martín ...
María (as Maria Martin)
Isabel Pisano ...
Bilbao
Francisco Falcon
Jordi Torras ...
El tío
Pepita Llunell
Marta Molins
Pep Castelló
Pep Cuxart ...
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Luis Plana
Betty Bigas ...
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Clara Vergés
Maite Cabello
Mario Gas ...
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Leo is a forty and something year-old man with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that repeatedly brushes his teeth, wraps his wrists with adhesive tape and is obsessed in the dancer and prostitute Bilbao. Leo lives in separated rooms with María Cand financially depends on the support of his uncle. Leo wants to possess Bilbao and follows her everywhere. One day, he cleans a derelict store and abducts Bilbao, bringing her to the spot. However, something unexpected happens with Bilbao and Leo does not know what to do. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Perverted Tale of Obsession
7 February 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Leo (Àngel Jové) is a forty and something year-old man with obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD) that repeatedly brushes his teeth, wraps his wrists with adhesive tape and is obsessed in the dancer and prostitute Bilbao (Isabel Pisano). Leo lives in separated rooms with María (Maria Martin) and financially depends on the support of his uncle. Leo wants to possess Bilbao and follows her everywhere. One day, he cleans a derelict store and abducts Bilbao, bringing her to the spot. However, something unexpected happens with Bilbao and Leo does not know what to do.

"Bilbao" is a perverted tale of obsession by Bigas Luna with a storyline similar to "The Collector". However the film is only indicated for fans of the Spanish director that uses zoomed images, annoying music store and irritating noises. The cinematography is awful and the metaphors with milk and sausage are too obvious. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Bilbao"


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