Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in ... See full summary »
Benoit (Xavier Beauvois) has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. He goes to a psychiatrist ... See full summary »
In the crypt of the remote castle of the Aguilars lies the recently-deceased body of Maria. Her husband Antonio is a jealous bully, his mute brother Ignazio is in a wheelchair peeping on ... See full summary »
Unsatisfied by her boring marriage, Christine begins an affair with a seductive, mysterious stranger named Quinn. But they get carried away with their passion, when lust becomes obsession .... See full summary »
Paju, is the name of a place everyone has heard of but don't really know. There, we see a man sharing the lot of the neglected, and the women surrounding him. Bearing the paradox of liaison... See full summary »
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The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight chapters. Fiona is abandoned at six months of age, raised in foster and adoptive homes, abused, and, still a teen, hustles on the streets of ... See full summary »
Two interlaced stories unfold over the course of the same long, hot day in the once lush and now decadent resort town of Acapulco. The first involves the beautiful and cool Fernanda, who is... See full summary »
An irresponsible young Spaniard having spent 6 months in jail for embezzlement gets a job as a waiter in a bar restaurant and becomes involved in a stolen goods racket. The storyline is not particularly exciting but the portrayal of human relationships across ethnic barriers is an interesting slant. Susanna (Eva Santolaria) is torn between a life of security with her future Muslim partner Said (Said Amel) and a passionate relationship with a married Spaniard Alex (Alex Casanovas). The sex scenes are torrid and believable. Parts of the film are contrived e.g. Alex inadvertently leaves a blood-stained shirt on a table in the bar after a quick change into a fresh shirt. The dumb police don't even notice this important clue. I found Alex's attempt to dispose of the murder weapon (dagger) though a steel grating in a narrow street very exciting as he struggled with the thick handle in a moment of desperation. The final reunion of husband, wife and baby is a convenient but unlikely conclusion to a life of crime and infidelity.
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