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Thesis (1996)
"Tesis" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, 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

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>

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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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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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Trivia

The film had a relatively small budget of P116 million - equal to about 696,000 EUROS. See more »

Goofs

When Angela runs out of Castro's office, a boom mic is reflected in the door, just before he yells to her. See more »

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[last lines]
Title Card: WARNING: The following scenes may hurt the viewer's sensibility.
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Connections

References The Third Man (1949) See more »

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Máquinas en Celo
Written by Ingresó Cadáver
Performed by Ingresó Cadáver
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User Reviews

If it were in English, it would have made millions
29 August 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Tesis is one of the finest Spanish films of the last 10 years. God help us if Tom Cruise remakes this first Amenabar gem as he has Abre los ojos> Vanilla Sky coming soon, blech! Using the iconic gaze of Ana Torrent--see her at 6 in Spirit of the Beehive or at 10 in Cria!-- Amenabar makes an obvious but still gripping statement about modern society's facination with violence in the media. Using phenomenal tracking shots, cross-referenced pov and suspenseful tension to maximum effect, he and his cast convert what could have been a hack DePalma style Hitchcock ripoff into art. An awareness of contemporary Spain certainly helps, as much that we Americans consider passe was fairly new over there at the time (not in 2001, alas.) Fele Martinez at his best, too.


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