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Thesis (1996)
"Tesis" (original title)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  12 April 1996 (Spain)
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While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ángela
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Chema
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Xabier Elorriaga ...
Castro
Miguel Picazo ...
Figueroa
Nieves Herranz ...
Sena
Rosa Campillo ...
Yolanda
Paco Hernández ...
Padre Angela (as Francisco Hernández)
Rosa Ávila ...
Madre Angela
Teresa Castanedo ...
Presentadora T.V.
José Miguel Caballero ...
Conserje Videoteca
Joserra Cadiñanos ...
Vigilante
Julio Vélez ...
Encargado tren
Pilar Ortega ...
Encargada C. Ventas
Olga Margallo ...
Vanessa
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Storyline

Why is death and violence so fascinating? Is it morally correct to show violence in movies? If so, is there a limit to what we should show? That's the subject of Ángela's examination paper. She is a young student at a film school in Madrid. Together with the student Chema (who is totally obsessed with violent movies) they find a snuff movie in which a young girl is tortured and killed. Soon they discover that the girl was a former student at their school... Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Me llamo Ángela. Me van a matar. [English Tagline: My name is Angela. They're going to kill me.]

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for strong and perverse violent content, brief strong sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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€721,214 (estimated)
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When Angela (Ana Torrent) is accessing the warranty database, director Alejandro Amenábar's name appears as a warranted customer of an XT-500 video camera. See more »

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In the final garage scene, the height of the camera has changed from approximately waist level to head height. See more »

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Ángela Márquez: My name is Angela. They're going to kill me.
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User Reviews

 
Bone-chilling film with gory killings, tension and top-notch direction
3 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

This suspenseful movie concerns about Angela(Ana Torrent), she's an university student at a journalism university in Madrid. She comes across a snuff movie that shows a girl being tortured and killed. She befriends Chema(Fele Martinez), a young completely obsessed with violent films. They find out that the girl was an university at their school and her former fiancé named Bosco(Eduardo Noriega) holds a camera similar to the snuff's shooting. They early discover the killing was actually filmed on campus.

The motion picture displays genuine chills, suspense, mystery and dark atmosphere with a shocker finale . Packs excellent creation of tension, thriller, terror , emotions and brief gore. It's an exciting, bizarre film; skillfully proceeded by Alejandro Amenabar and turns out to one of the most unusual Spaniard horror movie ever made and certainly one of the most unsettling. Plenty of shocks, the eerie images deliver the exciting united a creepy score by Amenabar, also screenwriter, along with Mateo Gil, of the thrilling plot. Intelligent edition, special use of murky sets and slick utilization of shock images make this one, a magnificent terror film. Gloomy and sombre cinematography by Hans Burman which heightens the suspense. The picture is well directed by Amenabar in his first movie. After he achieved various hits, such as : 'Open your ears, The others and Mar adentro' . Rating : Better than average.


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