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Palabras encadenadas (2003)

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A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.

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Ramón Diaz
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Laura Galán
Fernando Guillén ...
Comisario Espinosa
Eric Bonicatto ...
Inspector Sánchez
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Alumno con problemas
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Mariona Perrier ...
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Locked in a dark basement, Laura, a psychiatrist in her early thirties, contemplates in horror a video where a man confesses to be a serial killer. His name is Ramon, an apparently normal man in his forties, who seems to be quite harmless. Gagged and bound to a chair, Laura realises that it's the same person who kidnapped her and who is now pacing in the shadows. Ramon continues to speak as he turns off the television. He walks over to her, takes off the gag and challenges Laura to play the "Word Game". If she wins, she gets to go free, but if she loses, he'll poke out her eye. Laura is terrified, but reluctantly accepts. The game begins. Laura makes a mistake. Ramon menacingly moves towards her. Laura's screams are useless. Written by Niz

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El juego más inocente puede convertirse en el más peligroso...

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30 April 2003 (Spain)  »

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Jogo de Palavras  »

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€1,900,000 (estimated)
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Ramón: Aesthetics! I teach aesthetics!
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Soundtracks

You don't love me
Written by Lloyd C. Glenn, Don Albert and Louis A. Cottrell
Performed by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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Incredible Thriller!
19 July 2004 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

Truly magnificent effort by all involved. I haven't seen a psychological thriller this good since the Silence of the Lambs. Dario Grandinetti's chilling portrayal of a seemingly psychotic serial killer is engrossing, evocative, amusing at times and too surreal it becomes terrifying. A flawless performance, his on-screen presence captured your attention refusing to let go, not even for a moment.

His performance is equalled by Goya Toledo, whose stunning portrayal of Dario's wife, his both smart, sexy and strong.

The writing and direction were also top-notch; developing the multi-dimensional characters full of depth, excellent cinematography, playing off the rival husband and wife against each other, etc.

There seriously was not one fault with this film. A Must see!!!

10/10


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