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Idle Mist (1998)
"Vana espuma" (original title)

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When the darkness in a musician's dreams tears its way into his waking life, a series of brutal murders rocks the city and word spreads of a spectral form looming over the rooftops.

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Catalina Gallo ...
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Patricia Salazar ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yonier Bedoya ...
Perkuno
Juan Diego Borda ...
Polo
Nestor Ivan Delgado ...
Cazador
Julián Garcia ...
Ladrón
Juan Camilo Gomez ...
Pedro
Luisa Gonzalez ...
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Mauricio Herrera ...
Asaltante
Juan Carlos Mantilla ...
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Augusto Muñoz ...
Psiquiatra
Felipe Ramirez ...
Pablo
Marisol Rendón ...
Paula
Juan Manuel Salazar ...
Lucas
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When the darkness in a musician's dreams tears its way into his waking life, a series of brutal murders rocks the city and word spreads of a spectral form looming over the rooftops.

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The movie had to be shot in only three days, the period of time the video equipment was on loan. The total budget for the film was 240.000 pesos, around 100 US dollars. See more »

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Must see for anyone interested in film-making.
14 April 2005 | by (santa maria, CA) – See all my reviews

Solid flick, absolutely nothing short of amazing considering the budget.

I first heard of this by following recommendations through IMDb. It took a while and some effort to get a copy of it, and I'm glad I did.

The movie is short, with a run time of half an hour. However it is a nice, gestalten mixture of plot, polish, presentation, as well as great ambiance in presenting the themes of estrangement and emotional petulance. (Which is more than I can say for many big studio projects) Add a VERY professional sounding and appropriately haunting soundtrack, the movie becomes positively astounding given that only $100 was spent in its making.

It is not to say that the movie is flawless, it is fundamentally an amateur, independent movie. Despite more than solid acting overall, moments of awkwardness still surfaces, and the ending was somewhat anticlimactic.

This movie is a must see for anyone interested in film-making; it shows that one's vision can be realized despite perceived conventional hurdles. I excitedly look forward to future works from Useches.

If anything, this movie will have you whistling/humming its tunes... it made me!


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