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Assumpta Serna plays a lawyer who passionately defends 'criminal scum'. Her latest defendants though have no quarrels in singling her out as their next victim. They steal her car, find keys to her country villa and decide to rob the place at the next opportunity. Unfortunately, the lawyer's family turns up at the villa, a struggle ensues and the husband is killed. But this is only the beginning of the nightmare... Written by
This slow-paced crime thriller was seen by some critics as a plea by Jordi Grau in favour of the death penalty. He categorically denies that.
Generally this film is uncomfortable to watch. In many ways the outcome is predictable, as is the ordeal Ms Serna's character is going through, but the predictability and the slow pace somehow make it worse. It is like falling out of an airplane at ten thousand feet without a parachute. You know what is going to happen and the anticipation of the inevitable gruesome outcome makes you wish that it is over sooner rather than later.
Interestingly, the film has much stronger female than male characters, an unusual attribute for movies (not counting TV movies) of this genre. The film centers around the lawyer played by Assumpta Serna, and she amicable pulls off the performance required to hold everything together.
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