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Passable drama about two brothers have wildly differing temperaments and their twisted relationships
This naturalist flick deals with a young aspiring architect called
Nacho (Unax Ugalde) meets his eldest brother Carlos (Tristan Ulloa)
after several years he left home . Carlos is a swindler and obsessed
card gambler , he owes a lot of cash and being pursued by his violent
creditors . Nacho is still living with their wealthy parents
(Minguillón , Hermann Bonnín) while Carlos living with his fiancée .
Later on , Carlos has been leaved by his girlfriend (Elizabeth
Cervantes) and Nacho falls in love with her . Then , the events go
wrong until a tragic and surprising final.
Solid , realist but downbeat drama with screenplay by same director
Antonio Chavarrias based on the novel "Un Enano Español Se Suicida En
Las Vegas" written by Vicente Francisco Casavella ; being mostly filmed
in Barcelona, Catalonia . It is a peculiar story of love , difficult
sibling relationship , betrayal , lies and jealousy with an intrigue
behind . A promising idea, destroyed by a flawed script that does not
build tension and is more a drama than a love story . The picture
relies heavily on the complex relationship between two brothers who
meet again several years later . This interesting as well as thrilling
story is a passionate retelling and a touching drama , including strong
as well as exuberant sex scenes . Nice interpretations from Tristan
Ulloa as a decaying card player who has a lot of debts and Unax Ugalde
as his ingenious brother who attempts to help him with unexpected
consequences . Sad though adequate musical score by Javier Navarrete ,
a prestigious composer who has composed and conducted impressive scores
in international successes such as ¨Byzantium¨, ¨Hemingway & Gellhorn¨
, ¨Cracks¨ , ¨Pan labyrinth¨, ¨Wrath of titans¨, ¨Mirrors , and ¨The
Devil's backbone¨ . Atmospheric but dark cinematography by Guillermo
Granillo , mostly carried out by camera on shoulder and in documentary
style . Being shot on location in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Santa Coloma
de Cervelló, Teià ,Barcelona , Catalonia, Spain.
The motion picture was professionally directed by Antonio Chavarrias ,
though with no originality and results to be slow-moving and some
boring . Antonio Chavarrías was born in 1956 in Barcelona, Catalonia,
location in which he often shoots his films . He is a good writer and
director, known for Volverás (2002), Dictado (2012) , Las Vidas De
Celia (2006) , Susanna (1996) . Furthermore , he has produced many TV
films and pictures such as Radiaciones , Carne Neón , Elisa K , La Isla
Interior , Aro Tolbukhin , El Espejo , La Caja , among others .
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