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Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge. He runs to help her, and goes with her to the ... See full summary »
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Sansa is a young man. The camera pursues him, takes a peep at him, tries to catch his face, his look, his cap. The camera gets out of breath running after the man, becoming an observer, a ... See full summary »
A dysfunctional middle class family avoids their issues. Miguel wants to pay their immigrant teen maid Ana for sex, his wife Alice has an affair with their teen son's manipulative schoolmate and Miguel's parents deal with Alzheimer's.
Perhaps my ignorance of Spanish cinema should disqualify me from commenting, but I was very touched by this film. As our Spanish reviewer has commented, the cinematography and the music were notable. For me the story, the acting, and the themes were captivating. If Spanish cinema gets better than this, I don't know if I can bear it. I also find the sound of European Spanish very appealing, but there's my naiveté again, alas. What is it that familiarity breeds? (Now must I really find more to say? How silly that our hosts would require us to look for further commentary. Five or six lines should be plenty. Please forgive me...)
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